Poolhouse, Wiltshire

This detailed and complex project involved remodelling a beautiful Mill House and its outbuildings to create contemporary and flexible accommodation which blends effortlessly with the historic fabric of the original buildings.

As part of this larger project, the swimming pool construction formed part of the final phase of works and was housed in a new build barn adjacent to the existing outbuildings. The barn was constructed using a green oak frame which was then clad externally with oak boarding and thatched to give a traditional appearance. A contemporary glazed link provides access from the pool to the renovated Dairy building which houses the kitchenette and changing facilities, along with a games room.

The clients’ vision of combining old with new was carried throughout the project. The mill building was connected to the main house via a bespoke 5-storey feature staircase constructed using glass, steel and oak, whilst internally we worked with specialist millwrights to restore the original mill equipment.  The site team also worked closely with the Environment Agency to re-route the millstream which originally ran through the end of the building.