Following a successful Round 2 Heritage Lottery application, Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust is inviting Project Managers to tender. The Project Manager will work with the Project Steering Group and appointed workstream leads to deliver the next phase of the Preserving Fabric Project at Whitchurch Silk Mill.
Whitchurch Silk Mill is the only example in the UK of a historic working silk mill open to the public throughout the year, where visitors can watch skilled workers operating the machinery and then buy something in the shop made from silk woven on site. The vision is for the Silk Mill to be a self-sustaining, living, industrial heritage site that weaves silk and enthrals all who walk through its doors.
The planned capital works will implement a range of urgently needed conservation and access works that will result in a radical improvement to the visitor experience, bringing the history and stories of the site alive and ensuring the Mill meets the expectations of modern visitors. It will also see the extension and alteration of the existing shop, into a new modern welcome building housing the shop and cafe.
The Development Plan and Stage 2 bid were self-managed by a small Internal Project Management Team with the support of a Steering Group. The Architecture Team, Quantity Surveyor and Interpretation Team who worked with us during the Development Phase will continue through the Delivery Phase.
We have been successful in being awarded the Round 2 HLF Grant and we are now at the stage of appointing a Project Manager for the Delivery Phase. Planning Permission is currently with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Deadline: Completed forms must be received not later than 17:00 on Thursday 2nd March 2017