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June 6, 2013 9:49 am
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Albert Mill kitchenThornley Groves, Manchester Office, are pleased to market this award winning apartment situated within a Grade II listed textile mill, originally built in 1869. The mill was brought back to life and sold as residential shells for individuals to create their own contemporary insertions.Albert Mill lounge

302 Albert Mill is an open plan two-bedroom apartment in the true sense of loft living; an expression of a modern aesthetic within the industrial quality of the existing built fabric. The design introduces three ‘pod’ insertions in the form of three walnut veneered boxes that were used to break down the space and exist as elements that float within the existing shell.

Key to the design was a solution that wasn’t just a series of the usual thin partition walls, but something where each wall has a thickness, a function, and allows the sensitive introduction of new floating ceiling elements under the existing beams without hiding them from view. The new insertions were carefully sited so as to enable the appreciation of the buildings listed fabric and volume and not carve up the space into a series of cellular boxes.

An entrance sequence was generated that allows the volume to unfold as you enter whilst key views through the space were composed to enhance appreciation of the fusion of original and contemporary components.

Parking available by separate negotiation.

The bespoke design was worked-up by award winning architect, Ollier Smurthwaite Architects. Winner of the Manchester Society of Architects Design Awards Best Small Project 2012 Short-list of the RIBA 2012 Regional Awards.

This really is a unique opportunity and one not to be missed so please call Matthew Smith on 0161 242 1678 or e-mail [email protected] for further information or to book an appointment to view.

For an information sheet on this Apartment at Albert Mill click:             

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