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Halton Mill: Interior Design Project

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Alice Fulton

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HALTON MILL:
Interior Design Project To offer a vibrant and inspiring environment in which small businesses, social enterprises, community-based organisations, artists, craftspeople, and freelancers can flourish

To minimise the environmental impact of our working activities and encourage the sharing of resources, skills, opportunities, ideas and facilities

To provide affordable managed workspace in offices, workshops and studios provide support and advice, networking opportunities and promote tenants’ work

To encourage small local enterprises or individuals to... Aims of Halton Mill Concept: Option 1 Reception Creative Hub Cafe Proposal
Steve Bennett, Course Leader MA Interior Design
Chen Zhao, MA Interior Design student
Alice Fulton, MA Interior Design student
Bonnie Craig, MA Surface Pattern student
Create a visual identity that reflects Green Elephant’s values, the mill’s history and the building’s function

Produce a set of interior design elements and styles that can be applied throughout the building as needed

Work up these ideas in the two main communal spaces in the mill

Consider potential uses for the various spaces inside the mill History of the mill A comparison of a historic map and google map before the cohousing development Historic uses of mill Founder of Luneside Engineering: Colonel Teodor Benirski Mechanical elephant built by Luneside Engineering Initial Research
Flagship for Green Elephant and its values

Meeting and greeting first point of contact with clients/the public

Bookings, admin/upkeep/sales related to studio hire, ticketing for events

Waiting area for clients

Display information about the historical context of the mill

Display promotional material

Potentially umbrella reception service for tenants Concept: Option 2 Style: a cosy, welcoming homely feel using recyled, reused, upcycled materials Furniture Lighting Materials Function meetings
gallery/display
music/drama performances
common-room
collaborative ideas
a space for creative people and their ideas to meet and grow. Creative multifunctional space that can be used for: Food/drink/kitchen area for tenants (creating a "collaborative corner")

Income generator café/tearoom for the public walkers, cyclists and local residents

Raise the profile of the mill within local community

Creative meeting space for tenants’clients and local businesses Function Application has been made for Innovation Voucher for further collaboration Surface Pattern Apply the design concept throughout the building to different areas, for example:

hot-desking area could take the industrial eco studio or creative lounge styles of the reception with draughtsman furniture, industrial lights, recycled crate furniture

corridors could use the lighting, floor and wall style of reception

various hotspots around the building could be used for informal meeting points
with some pallet seating, mill print cushions and drop-in computers The Next Step... Taking the project forward Ideas to consider: Aspects to consider further Toilets
Heating and insulation
Define specific uses of various rooms to refine designs
Budget AIMS OF GROUP PROJECT
Direct:
Lancaster CoHousing/Green Elephant

Indirect:
Potential small businesses, freelancers, social enterprises and creative industries including designers, craftspeople, performers, artists, writers, musicians. CLIENT PROJECT GROUP Starting points and ideas Eco friendly installation: use for ceiling spaces and sculptures reused materials to create lighting
Ecological and environmentally friendly values of Green Elephant and Lancaster Cohousing

Ethical business

Industrial style reflecting the 270-year factory history of the mill

Inspirational environment encouraging collaboration and ideas

Sharing and co-operation – open and inclusive

Limited budget - recycling and reusing wherever possible

‘Take the next step from working at home’ -– inviting, friendly, cosy, comfortable recycled and reused materials to create furniture Industrial Style Function Industrial eco studio Industrial style furniture and materials give reference to the mill’s history. Floor tiles Example of rusty metal cladding for desk and tables Example of crushed recycled bottles Industrial textile print for furnishings Furniture Flooring Design Creative lounge Flooring Print used for curtain and cushions Recycled pallet boards Recycled crushed glass bottles Rugs Recycled woven jumpers Textile Glass Design Multifunctional furniture Neutral colourways to optimise possible uses Industrial - reference to the mill’s history Recyled, reused, upcycled materials Screens/room dividers Rusty metal cladding panel laser cut with tree pattern Industrial spotlights Design Research Sketch of art work displayed hanging from suspended ceiling grid Hub space used as a gallery Hub space used as a performance space Benches stored in the floor can be removed and arranged for meetings and performances Suspended ceiling grid:
Enables artworks to be hung and removed as needed
Hang meeting/presentation materials Staircase:
Enabling indoor access to upper level of mill directly from reception
Lead to extra seating area on second level
Lift for accessibility and transporting heavy materials
Upper level used as more private meeting space
Amalgamation of both industrial and domestic styles of reception
Reused, recycled materials
Victorian teahouse style with a modern feel Reclaimed furniture and materials Pallets and cable reels Chalkboards for collaborative ideas and a noticeboard Communal benches and private tables Style Concept sketch of cafe Photos of textures and patterns found in the mill in its current state - echoes of the past and evidence of its history Treated images to be used on surfaces and fabrics Method of taking the leaf-like shape of the roof beams and adding various patterns from around the building Print design used for furnishings in reception Rust-effect Layers of texture Colour Sketch Rendered 3D Image Add projector and screen to use space as cinema
Add roller blinds to create screens Most Recent Mill Occupier: Luneside Engineering Not just practical, functional and eco-friendly but also current in contemporary trend Recycled glass bottles Recycled button lamp shade Recycled glass bottles by Janis Haves take the next step from working at home Built in 1744 by William Bradshaw

Used for silk, flax and cotton manufacturing

After cotton famine in 1862, Lancaster Oilcloth Company began making oilcloth at Forge Bank

1932-1941 mill used for cotton weaving

1941-1946 the army occupied the mill

1950-2008 purchased by Luneside Engineering
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