Derby Museums is on the hunt for an architect for a £16.4 million overhaul of the city’s Grade II-listed silk mill
Planned to complete in 2020, the ‘Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making’ project will open up the entire eighteenth century structure to the public and create new exhibition spaces for the city’s collections.
Located next to the River Derwent, the historic complex was constructed by George Sorocold in 1721 and occupies the site of what is thought to be the world’s first factory.
The building was struck by fire during the early twentieth century and then converted into an industrial museum in 1974 before temporarily closing to the public in 2011.
Bauman Lyons Architects completed a first phase of the regeneration – creating a large public space for workshops on the ground floor of the building – two years ago.
Documents must be requested by 12noon on 4 January and the deadline for applications is 12noon on 11 January.
How to apply
Tel: +44 1332642234