Peak Architects received Listed Building Consent for the conversion of a Grade II listed Mill Building, located on the edge of the village of Castleton in the Peak District National Park. The conversion provides a detached five bedroom house which includes a separate guest suite and two bedrooms sitting within a contemporary, freestanding glass structure.
The buildings currently consist of a cluster of buildings comprising of a single storey L-shaped Shippam building, together with the Mill Building, which is a derelict and roofless structure. This cluster creates a natural U-shaped courtyard looking south towards the Village of Castleton and Peveril Castle. This enclosure is further defined by a dry stone wall along the southern edge of the square, within which is a gated access to the adjacent paddock to the south.
Working with Historic England and the Peak District National Park Planning Authority, careful consideration was given to the ruin of the Mill building and, in particular, it's stabilisation as it was in danger of imminent collapse.
The proposal includes a lightweight two storey pod along the northern end of the building, which is integrated into a freestanding stabilising frame and sits within the walls of the existing structure. The frame is supported on a piled structure designed to accommodate any below ground archaeology. The Master bedroom opens to a terrace upon a green roof, bringing the garden up to the 1st floor.