Mixed use regeneration of Stowford Mill

Ivybridge, Devon

LHC has developed detailed plans for the transformation of Stowford Mill, a Grade 2 Listed paper mill dating back to the 18th century, on the banks of the beautiful River Erme in Ivybridge, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.



Burrington Estates


Architecture, Conservation, Urban Design & Masterplanning


Leisure, Mixed Use, Refurbishment, Residential


3.3 hectares


Full planning consent granted in 2016

The mixed-use regeneration scheme, which gained planning consent in 2016, will transform the Grade 2 Listed mill into a mix of commercial, employment and residential uses. Stowford Mill sits in the River Erme valley and has operating as a paper mill since the 18th century. The site features a Grade 2 listed mill with a 130ft chimney dating from 1856, an engine house built in 1914, a walled garden plus a leat and adjoining weir.

140711 - Public Square Perspective Rendered Option 1

The development will include 36 new dwellings, 32 one- and two-bedroom ‘Later Living’ apartments; together with the conversion of the existing mill buildings to both commercial and community uses, and a further 27 apartments.

140416 - Walled Garden PW Perspective

The remainder of the 3.5 ha site will be developed as a mix of employment and residential uses, whilst retaining and restoring historic features such as the walled garden, mature trees, the boiler house and farm buildings; and enhancing the character of the site with high-quality public spaces and restoring parkland which is home to many impressive trees and which will be accessible to the whole community. 

stowford 1

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