Mill One Hotel

Hotels + Leisure

Client: New Lanark Trust

Project: Mill One Hotel, New Lanark


Dating from 1785, the Mill was originally a six storey building with the adjacent Waterhouses dating from 1810. In 1946, the upper storeys had been removed, leaving an undignified asphalt roof.

CLWG’s intial involvement was to stabilise the structure and carry out extensive stone repairs – the Palladian windows were restored and internal lift shafts and stairs were added.

Phase 2 involved the adapting of the interior of the Milll 1 and level six of the adjoining Mill 2 as a hotel and the Waterhouses as apartments.

A fine balance has been achieved between retaining the original features of the historic mill buildings and adapting to a new role as a four-star hotel and self-catering accomodation. The new upper floors feature the same barrel vaulted ceiling detail as the spinning and weaving rooms on the original lower levels, and every bedroom has at least two windows, capitalising on the stunning views. The missing floor between levels two and three has been reinstated as a mezzanine which is accessed by a stunning new curved stairway rising from the reception lounge to the restaurant.