PLB : Thwaite Mills, Leeds- Creative design and consultancy for cultural and natural heritage

Management Plans for Thwaite Mills
For Leeds City Council

The Brief:

  • Thwaite Mills is a rare example of a working water-powered mill, at a key site along the canal corridor, part of the waterfront regeneration of Leeds City Centre.
  • Develop a series of management plans to inform a development strategy for the watermill and surrounding area

Our Solutions:

  • A feasibility study, conservation plan, Health & Safety reports and environmental assessment to feed into an overall development strategy for the Council
  • Strategies to combine cultural and industrial heritage with environmental sustainability to benefit both local residents and visitors.
  • Recommendations including interpretive messages, a sensory garden and trails and the sensitive re-use of nationally significant historic buildings

The outcome:

The site has been recognised as a potential beacon of regeneration and environmental good practice for the South Leeds Regeneration area.

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