Hawkins\Brown has been given the go-ahead to redevelop a derelict Victorian mill complex next to the Hepworth Wakefield art gallery.
Derelict since 1999, Rutland Mills will be converted into studios for artists, designers and musicians, house space for digital and tech industries and include workshops, offices, shops, restaurants, galleries and a hotel.
The outline of the mills’ 34m-high chimney, which was demolished in 1982, will be recreated by a steel lattice structure that will be ‘internally lit at night to create a recognisable beacon for the complex’.
“Our vision for Rutland Mills is for a rich, mixed-use, inclusive, creative and cultural cluster.”
Katie Tonkinson Head of Studio North, Hawkins\Brown