Harris Mill: Ladywell Street, Preston  

£600,000 17,500ft
2 listed mill conversion into student accommodation development by David Bellis at Lowry Design.

A new steel staircase runs up through the volume providing access to each floor level. The stair and volume have been made as open and unrestricted as possible within the parameters laid down in building and fire regulations documents and, by positioned centrally in the building, additional escape stairs have been avoided, providing the opportunity to create further accommodation which normally would have been required for alternative means of escape.
David Bellis was awarded Civic Trust Award for Conservation following completion of this project.