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Former steam flour mill is transformed

A former steam flour mill has been transformed into sympathetic architectural space for a young persons’ charity using lighting and contemporary finishes.

All five floors of the 100-year old Bute Mills building in Bedfordshire, UK, town were refurbished to a design by architects HOK. The firm worked with lighting designer Xavier Fulbright of Lumineer Studio and Stuart Gaunt, head of technical specification at Reggiani UK on the lighting. 

Reggiani supplied a variety of light fittings that include the offbeat Splyt and Envios luminaires for project, the new home for Luton-based charity Youthscape.  

‘The luminaires amalgamated well into the ‘Shoreditch eclectic style’ interior at Bute Mills,’ said Fulbright.  I was particularly impressed with the Splyt downlight range in terms of size, glare control and soft optic distribution which suited our brief perfectly’.

Fiona Green, of Youthscape commented: ’We’re delighted with the finished result. Stuart’s enthusiasm for the project, technical know-how and attention to detail were outstanding, and made us feel like truly valued clients.’

Project photography credit:  Ben Hodson