Talgarth Mill

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This major restoration of a Grade II listed flour mill by Hoole & Walmsley, supported the regeneration of Talgarth in the Brecon Beacons National Park, funded as part of the National Lottery Village SOS and People & Places initiatives. Conceived as a centre for Sustainable Rural Communities promoting sustainable education and renewable technologies, providing local employment, a community facility and tourist attraction. The derelict mill buildings were fully restored and a working watermill created with the addition of new water wheel and mill workings. The original commercial shop was refurbished and a cafe and bakery constructed on the riverside. Of a contemporary design, evoking the quality of the former structures it replaced, the new cafe visually contrasts with the refurbished Mill. Clad in corrugated Marley Eternit Profile 3 sheet, its high performance envelop is supported by a douglas fir structural frame, which animates the internal space. Connectivity to the river from the café was provided through the introduction of an adjustable screen wall providing large openings screened from the sun with timber sliding panels. Shown as part of the BBC1's Village SOS series, Talgarth Mill continues to develop as an important model for sustainable urban regeneration using community involvement.
 
Talgarth Mill
Talgarth Mill
Talgarth Mill
Talgarth Mill
Talgarth Mill
Talgarth Mill
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