Tail mill


27 MAR 2017

Tail Mill Development

Shortlisted for South West LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017


Boon Brown’s conversion of Grade II Listed Mill buildings and creation of sympathetic new dwellings at Tail Mill in Merriot, Somerset, has been shortlisted for the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) building excellence awards in the “Best High Volume New Housing Development” category.

Tail Mill, which dates back to the 13th century, has attracted the attention of award judges following extensive work undertaken by Zero C Developments to convert the redundant mill site to provide 45 residential units, including 22 new build dwellings.

The Grade II listed Mill buildings were in poor condition after many years of neglect. Working with the historic factory buildings and mindful that part of the site was in the Merriott Conservation Area, Boon Brown paid particular attention to the architectural detailing of the works to create a sensitive development that will sustain and enhance the significance of Tail Mill.

Clive Brown, director for Boon Brown Architects, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and all credit goes to the great team who worked on the project. Undertaking redevelopment projects can be challenging and it is encouraging when the hard work and dedication involved is acknowledged in this way.”

The regional awards ceremony will be held in Plymouth in May.