Upon discovering that my project site was once occupied by a mill, my tutor Toby encouraged me to visit a working example of a watermill. By coincidence I had recently watched a documentary about the River Thames, in which Jeremy Paxman visited a local watermill at The Maple Durham Estate in South Oxfordshire. This seemed like the ideal place to visit as it was only a 15 minute drive away. My visit was in the middle of june, and although the mill was out of use (due to a broken part), I gained an insight into the mechanics of a mill and concluded that the object that I had previously found on site in Oxford, could have been one of the many cast iron parts of a working mill.
As part of a team outing at Barton Willmore, I joined colleagues for a guided tour of a high rise residential development they are currently delivering in Poplar, East London. There are many positive aspects to the project, in particular the high quality detailing that has been achieved. Not forgetting the unique views of landmarks including Canary Wharf, Billingsgate Market, London City Airport, Robin Hood Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Millennium Dome and the City of London. Project details can be found here.