Ditherington Flax Mill – the grandfather of skyscrapers – was constructed in 1797, and includes the oldest iron-framed buildings in the world. Located near Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Ditherington is of international significance as a pioneer of iron technology. Recognising Ditherington as one of the most important industrial sites in the world, English Heritage acquired it in 2005 and employed Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios as strategic advisors and architects. Miriam has been involved in several phases of condition survey and emergency repairs to secure the fragile iron-framed buildings. A successful £26m funding bid enabled the site to be regenerated as an exemplar of modern technology and innovation in heritage buildings, creating a vibrant new centre for work, learning and social enterprise.



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