E&Co were directly commissioned by Historic Scotland for the restoration and conversion of a substantial complex of C18th and C19th textile mills. Over 12 years this work encompassed sensitive conservation of the Arkwright Bell Mill, conversion of the East Mill and part of the Mid Mill into housing (for the Phoenix Trust), associated roads, and infrastructure works, restoration of the lades system and proposals for the reinstallation of one of the water wheels, and finally the development of the Arkwright Bell Mill into storage facilities and a visitor centre, opened in Spring 2008.
Europa Nostra Award (European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage)
Museums & Heritage Award for Restoration / Conservation
RICS Best Conservation Project in Scotland
Civic Trust Commendation
Shortlisted for Scottish Design Awards