Brixton Windmill: from building at risk to revival, Online Lecture

Brixton Windmill

SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2021: Transformations Part II

18/03/2021 - 18/03/2021


Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

SPAB Members £5 pp
Friends of Windmill Gardens £5 pp
Non-members £6 pp

Event details

SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2021: Transformations Part II
Join us this spring for a further series of talks continuing our theme of transformation. Through a mixture of recent projects and current thinking about heritage, sustainability and conservation, we consider physical change and new uses for old buildings on the one hand and, on the other, the power of conservation projects to transform places and communities. We will also look at how new ways of thinking about heritage can transform the way people engage with old buildings and historic places.  

Brixton Windmill: from building at risk to revival
Presented by Jean Kerrigan, Friends of Windmill Gardens & Tim Gledstone, Squire & Partners 
18 March 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 (GMT)
Live Online Lecture
£5 pp - SPAB members & Friends of Windmill Gardens
£6 pp - Non-members

Before Brixton was absorbed by the urban expansion of London in the mid nineteenth century it was a wheat growing area, which Ashby’s Mill was built to serve in 1816.  By 1862 the windmill was so sheltered by other buildings that it received insufficient wind to turn its sails and although it was later altered to use other sources of power its story became one of alternating periods of use and neglect. When it was placed on the Buildings at Risk register in 2002 the Friends of Windmill Gardens (FoWG) was formed and has worked tirelessly to secure a viable future for the Grade II* listed mill.  2020 saw completion of a new building by Squire & Partners, providing meeting and workshop space to support flour production, education and visitor activities at the mill. The Chair of FoWG, Jean Kerrigan and architect Tim Gledstone, partner at Squire & Partners will describe the windmill’s rescue and how the new Centre will both help FoWG showcase the mill’s history and current use, and serve the local community.  

You may also be interested in our other online lectures in the Spring Lecture Series 2021:
From Granby Four Streets to Spitalfields: community led regeneration, 4 March 2021;
Transforming Places: revitalising historic high streets, 11 March 2021;
Saving St Denis: a transformation at East Hatley, 1 April 2021.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.   

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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Image credit: Squire & Partners

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