Derelict for over 60 years, an old watermill in Middelton on Tees in County Durham has a new lease of life, thanks to a range of Saniflo pumps and macerators including a Sanicubic pumping station, two Sanipro units and a Sanitop macerator.
Built in 1813, a house was incorporated to the building some 50 years later and this was inhabited until as recently as 15 years ago. The challenge was to find a way to incorporate bathrooms. With no existing toilet facilities in the original mill and the toilets sited on lower floor and upper floors – with no gravity drainage available – a pumping solution was required on both levels.
The buildings have since been entered in to the LABC Conversion Award for Regional Building Excellence.