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Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners
Velvet Mill, David Morley Architects | International Design Awards Winners

Velvet Mill

CompanyDavid Morley Architects
Lead DesignersDavid Morley
Design TeamDavid Morley, Jennifer Juritz, Tony IP
Project LocationBradford, UK
ClientUrban Splash
CreditsPhotography by Joel Chester Fildes
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Renovation
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Entry Description

Built in 1873 as the world's largest silk mill, Velvet Mill is a stunning Grade II* listed building dominating the Bradford skyline in the north of England.


The lower floors have been refurbished to create apartments and community spaces with carefully restored concrete arches; exposed cast iron columns and sensitive insertion of contemporary windows into the huge existing openings.

At roof level, two storeys of penthouses have been developed in the form of a woven metal plait. This provides secluded apartments with magnificent views and makes Velvet Mill a beacon for future regeneration.