Caerlee Mill was one of Scotland’s oldest water powered textile mills and, as such, great thought and effort went into the overall masterplanning of the site and related planning and listed building applications. We worked closely with the client, architect and Scottish Borders Council in coming up with a proposal that sought to retain the key listed buildings in the form of a ‘Mill Quarter’ but to then clear the remainder of the site to allow the creation of c. 35 new residential dwellings. The intention being that the residential element would assist in cross funding the retained mill buildings. Planning and listed building permissions were received early in 2015 with site demolition together with wind and water tights works to listed buildings already undertaken. Work on the detailed house design is now well underway.