Derby Silk Mill

Speller Metcalfe – The Derby Silk Mill

The Museum of Making project

Derby Silk Mill is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory, built in the valley that changed the world. Industry brought prosperity to some and poverty and wage slavery to others. Yet it shaped Derby as a city of making and creativity. Industrial society led to the creation of civic institutions and stimulated a civil society in which people campaigned for social and political rights. 

The Museum of Making has been developed through major grant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. Significant support has also been received from Derby City Council, Rolls-Royce and a range of charitable trusts and foundations. 

Waste Management 

Encore have provided a total waste management service throughout works being completed at the Museum of Making for the main contractor, Speller Metcalfe, offering a variety of services from 8YD enclosed and 1100 litre bins over a two year period, while ensuring the BREEAM accreditation Non Domestic Refurbishment and Fit Out 2014 is considered and maintained at all times. 

What the client said:

Encore Environment were fantastic from start to finish, any issues that cropped up were sorted quickly and we found them to be very reliable and professional. In my eyes you couldn’t fault them! 

Mark Garrett, Site Manager, Speller Metcalfe 

It’s been a privilege to work on such a important museum and learning facility for Derby and the surrounding area”

Rachel Rowley, Managing Director, Encore Environment

To view the full case study please see below:

Speller Metcalfe- Derby Silk Mill