Derby Silk Mill

Redevelopment of the UNESCO World Heritage site


Derby Silk Mill

Speller Metcalfe was contracted by Derby Museums to redevelop the facilities at the Derby Silk Mill in order to open the whole museum to the public for the first time in 50 years.

Following an earlier redevelopment of the ground floor, Speller Metcalfe were employed to strip out and renovate the remaining 4 floors of the L shaped building to provide a state-of-the-art Museum in-line with Cleor requirements and to create commercially venues, such as a Cafe.

This is the second IPI scheme delivered in the UK, following Speller Metcalfe’s first appointment to the Advance II scheme in 2014. The Derby Silk Mill is the first IPI refurbishment project of its kind. This project has a unique human centred approach and is driven by the local community with almost 1600 hours of volunteering logged on the project already, prior to design and construction working commencing.

As an IPI Scheme Speller Metcalfe form part of a much larger project team and alliance board. As a collective this board is making decisions as to enhance the design of the redevelopment in-line with all parties requirements. The aim is to deliver a modern, multifunctional and versatile environment to display the Museum unique collections and an environment to create and develop the creators and makers of the future.

Derby Silk Mill is the location of a UNESCO World Heritage site.