We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to reinterpret one of our favourite local attractions, Quarry Bank Mill. The organisation, owned by the National Trust, has set us the challenge of bringing the whole story of Quarry Bank back to life.
The Estate includes the mill, a farm, a village and the homes and workplaces of the owner, mill manager, workers and apprentices. Few other sites of comparable significance are as complete or as untouched.
We will enhance the visitor experience, enabling visitors to follow and engage with new stories around the site and play on the contrasts found between the rich industrial architecture nestled within the natural landscape.
The project will also help to transform the volunteering offer at Quarry Bank by creating 21 new volunteer roles, helping to build a sustainable community programme beyond the project and change perceptions of Quarry Bank as a whole.
The project will be supported with £3.9 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Work is due to begin in 2016, with the new attraction set to open in 2019.