The original building, Derby Silk Mill is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory, built in the Derwent Valley UNSECO World Heritage Site, today Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making is a Grade-II listed £17M redevelopment project that has been designed and constructed by the people and industries with Derby.
The chosen location for the museum was the site of what is believed to have been the world’s first mechanised factory – a former silk mill, in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, rebuilt in the late 19th century, leading the client and design team to enter into an innovative integrated project insurance construction contract that enshrined a collaborative working environment.
Experience first-hand the contemporary space and hear from the award-winning Project Architect, Guy Smith at Bauman Lyons on the challenges faced, the championing of the Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) procurement method, the history and highlights of the project and the work that was undertaken to deliver this multi-award-winning project.
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