Cromford Mills

The Arkwright Society secured funding to restore the Grade I Listed Building 17 within their Cromford Mills complex to develop a ‘Gateway Centre’ to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site on the ground floor. With additional funding made available an impressive and impactful AV element in Building 18 was also delivered.

DJW joined forces with Tandem Design to develop a concept design for Cromford Mill, which is the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill, developed by Rrd Arkwright in 1771.

Building 17 features a 3D sculptured model of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site augmented by touch screen interactives, offering different levels of information about the 17 sites along the 15-mile stretch of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site from Masson Mill to the Derby Silk Mill.

Building 18, the original Mill, is now the home for a large scale Holographic Style Projection, using a combination of rear and front projection. Projection tests were undertaken at DJW’s workshop to prove the concept ahead of the site installation. Environmental Housings were commissioned for the Laser Projectors, to combat the unfavourable humidty within the building.

In 2017 Cromford Mills won the EU prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award.

Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills
Cromford Mills
Concept AV Design
Detailed AV Design
Holographic Style Projection
Audio Systems
Video Systems
Show Control
System Installation
Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
Tandem Design
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