Edenderry Mill, Belfast
The Edenderry Mill restoration project entailed the sympathetic restoration and vertical extension of the old Mill building on the busy Crumlin Road, dating from the 1860’s, and its conversion from industrial units to 55 New York style loft apartments to assist in the regeneration of the area.
The philosophy from the outset was to retain, reuse, preserve and conserve the original features and as such we preserved and retained the barrel vault ceilings, cast iron feature support columns, brick and sandstone feature bands, original quarry tile flooring & the cast iron main water pump and piping
Structural elements included the installation of a progressive collapse system together with strengthening all floors over retained barrel-vault ceilings and cast-iron columns together with masonry repairs to sustain the integrity of the building.
The building process was very complex and intricate due to the poor condition of the existing four storey structure. We also placed a fifth-floor penthouse extension which consisted of a steel structure with blockwork and glazed infill panels to maximise the solar gain and brown roof gardens.
This project was delivered whilst embracing the principles of sustainable construction, by re-using the existing built asset, designed for minimum waste, lean construction methods, minimising energy usage, respecting the local environment, people and the efficient use of resources.