Tim Greensmith is a SPAB scholar and over the past decade has delivered a string of national and international award-winning Heritage Lottery Funded projects re-energising heritage buildings and returning them to use. He is the project architect for Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, leading all phases of the conservation, regeneration and transformation project.
The building restoration of the Grade I listed Main Mill and Grade II listed Kiln at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings will be complete in autumn 2021. Commercial tenants will be invited to occupy on the top four floors of the mill from this date.
1. Coalbrookdale by Night by Philip James de Loutherbourg depicts industry in the Shrewsbury area and has come to symbolise the birth of the industrial revolution in the area.
2. Structural timber was embedded in the brick wall and had become rotten over time.
3. Original finish of the Main Mill’s cast iron column head(s)\, exposed in 2019 in preparation for fresh layers of fire-protective intumescent paint to be applied. (c) Historic England
4. Structural diagram of the iron frame to the mill (c) AKTII / Tie-rod diagram
5. Casting of new iron elements
6. Scaffolding and propping enshrouded the building while structural repairs took place.
7. The facade once structural repairs had been completed\, windows reformed and the scaffolding finally removed.
8. Internal view\, prior to work starting.
9. New uses for the Flaxmill will open the next chapter of the world's first iron-framed building. © Historic England
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