Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is one of the most important buildings of the industrial revolution, and has been part of a £28 million restoration since 2017 by Historic England and The Lottery Fund. The repair and adaptive re-use of the former flaxmill has been led by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & contractor Gleeds, who brought in the light lab to realise their concept design for an illuminated handrail system to light for the Grade II listed Kiln building.
Our specialist team fabricated & installed custom stainless steel lit handrail, using our Glowrail product, to light the walkways connecting the corridors and staircases within the Kiln building.
The challenges that arise with installing fittings in a heritage building, such as mounting handrail onto ancient, exposed brickwork, was handled with a light touch conservation approach, led by FCB, to ‘preserve and enhances the character of the Flaxmill which required traditional craft, materials and skills’.
The site is a flagship project for Historic England in demonstrating how historic buildings can be sustainably reused and officially open to the public in September.
|Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio
|Glowrail – LED Handrail