Stowford Mill, Devon - Alumasc Infinity Steel becomes part of new development in key expansion of popular historic town
Stowford Mill, built in 1787, is one of Devon’s oldest historic industrial sites to still be expanding.
Because of its iconic features and characteristic atmosphere, Stowford Mill has long been established as one of the trendiest places to work, eat and shop, bringing commerce and prosperity to the surrounding area, and forcing the town to expand to make room for tourists who just never wanted to leave.
Part of this expansion will eventually include Burrington Estates’ eight-acre vibrant community of contemporary new homes. This new development, for which the main contractor is URBN, is due for completion in 2023.
Started in March 2018, the existing homes already include Alumasc Rainwater Infinity Steel gutters and downpipes, specified to provide eco-friendly, discreet and resilient water management that will last. Crucially, this system was favoured to the use of plastic systems, to meet the demand for a readily available product that was both environmentally- and price-conscious.
As the new development creates a unique new environment in which to live, work and relax in the midst of the historic area, the most important part of the project was to keep the best of the stunning architectural heritage already there, whilst finding innovative ways to incorporate the latest modern building design. Helping to bridge this gap between the historic and the modern, AWMS offered a solution.
“Alumasc systems were chosen as it was the project’s requirements to specifically use steel for gutters and downpipes,” David Loader, Key Account Manager at Alumasc, explained.
Alumasc will supply guttering and downpipes on all of Stowford Mill’s 31 new homes.
The Infinity Steel range of Galvanised gutters and downpipes is a lightweight steel range, which offers a contemporary, eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to plastic gutters. Consequently, it removes the risk of shrinking, leaking or colour fading. Available in plain galvanised finish, or powder coated in several colour options, including black, anthracite grey and white.
These products are ideal for both traditional and modern buildings in both new build and refurbishment applications with increased flow rates and longevity, as well as being suited to addressing environmental concerns.
Locals to the Stowford Mill development will be able to enjoy contemporary retail units, offices and leisure facilities, while taking in the site’s 18th century history.
The historical attraction of Stowford Mill itself has been an undeniable catalyst behind the expansion of the town, helping attract commerce and providing job opportunities for the local area. After it’s hugely successful manufacturing business became too big for the work it produced, the owners of the Mill moved their work to Scotland, an opportunity arose to once again transform the eclectic mix of brick and stone buildings into a thriving destination.