Gold Thread Works

Project Overview

Location – Preston

Type – Residential

Status – Completed

Photography – Simon Harvey

Conversion – Apartments

This site formerly accommodated Simpson Gold Thread Works, the last manufacturer of military gold braid in the UK.  The listed factory was demolished following exhaustive investigation of options to retain the building.  Permission for 25 apartments was granted for a scheme which echoed the sawtooth roofs and quirky forms of the factory.  Construction overcame formidable problems of access and working space and the scheme was sold out on completion.

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