Rutland Riverside / Rutland Mill
A derelict sawmill and marble works by the river Wye were in need of full restoration and revitalisation. Oulsnam Design approached the design of this site over a number of years starting with the conversion to open-plan offices for a PLC company.
After a number of years, the PLC company moved their offices to London so new concepts and ideas were established for residential apartments, but retaining all of the original features of exposed trusses and the hit-and-miss vertical boarding and glass walls.
The eventual successful scheme included 16 residential apartments, a furniture showroom, a cookery school, a restaurant and 8 luxury holiday apartments.
A family connection had been David’s Grandfather, Harold Bateman, who had worked in the sawmill for 40 years until it closed in 1970. David erected a plaque in his grandfather’s name on an industrial display in the courtyard of items rescued from the original sawmill.