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To create a vibrant waterside development that will be a glorious new community gateway hub into Loughborough which inspirationally transforms that end of the town through regeneration of the former Victorian mill and the build of two new apartment complexes that take inspiration from their historic sister building yet have their own modern identities. To retain as many original elements as possible whilst fusing these with modern fundamentals to create luxury canal side living.

Project - The Wharf
Project - Waterside Village


  • Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire 
  • Sector: Commercial Residential Developments 
  • Client: Solus Homes Limited


United Kingdom Property Awards 2023 – Winner

The Gate – LABC National Awards 2023 – Finalist – winner to be announced

The Gate – LABC Regional Awards 2023 – Winner

The Gate – ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2022 – Finalist

The Gate – East Midlands Property Dinner Awards 2022 – Finalist

The Gate – Midlands Residential Property Awards 2022 – Winner

The Mill – ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2021 – Winner

The Mill – LABC Regional Awards 2021 – Highly Commended

The Mill – Housebuilder Awards 2021 – Finalist

The Mill – Building Innovation Awards 2021 – Finalist

The Mill – Insider Residential Property Awards 2021 – Finalist

The Mill – East Midlands Property Dinner Awards 2020 – Finalist

Luxury fixtures and eye-catching elements run throughout the development creating an exclusive identity and entwining the complexes as one.

Project - Waterside Village


The preservation of The Mill’s history and its original chimney provided an opportunity for a bold architectural vision. Its thoughtful restoration and regeneration were key to creating the ethos that runs through the development.

Each complex had its own challenges from the issue of how to join a modern high-tolerance fusion frame to a 130-year-old building whilst limiting the loading, to pushing the limits of a five storeys load bearing masonry build, to anchoring the roof garden luxury socialising areas to the concrete deck.

A lot of research and technical development was necessary to create solutions to overcome the challenges including technical detailing, technical setting out and adaption of standard products.

The complexes are impressive in their own right, yet were designed to not overshadow each other and instead combine to make Waterside Village a cohesive development. Bricks were selected for the new builds to fuse authenticity with modernity and give the look and feel of yesteryear. A wonderful blend of contrasting red and black bricks have been strategically combined to form an exquisite skyline.

The high end fixtures and fittings throughout create an opulent vibe. With luxury leisure facilities including three gymnasiums and a swimming pool, shared socialising and working areas, a roof garden, courtyard gardens and a BBQ area, every convenience is to hand

Project - Waterside Village


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Developer: Solus Homes Limited
  • Interior Designers: BARK Design Studios Ltd
  • Please refer to the individual projects for their respective teams