As increasing numbers of paper mills shut their doors across the world, visionary architects are jumping at the opportunity for adaptive reuse. Gresford Architects’ recent conversion of a three-story disused paper mill in London is one such example—and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. The historic mill was transformed into the Paper Mill Studios, a multi-use space for a photography & film studio, event space, and creative workspace.
Like most industrial buildings, the converted mill is blessed with lofty ceilings, exposed London Stock brick, and an abundance of natural light. Gresford Architects worked closely with the clients, Sarah and Sam Robinson, to restore the historic interior while adding a contemporary aesthetic. We’re particularly fond of the different industrial-inspired lighting fixtures they’ve picked out to set the mood of each space.
In addition to restoration, the architects added an internal second floor mezzanine and a new zinc-clad rear extension. The Paper Mill Studios is currently used as a creative collaborative workspace with desks and rooms available for rent. Some of their rentable spaces include the ground-floor photography studio, kitchen studio, and mezzanine loft studio.
Images via Paper Mill Studios