I have commented on the this project before and having been told that work on the Mill site had been completed I decided to have a look.
I must say I am disappointed about two aspects and I have a question over a third.
Firstly, the two interpretation boards are very good in terms of the information they contain. But they are vertical rather than inclined as you would expect interpretation boards to be – I wonder why? What’s more they look like they could well be a hazard especially to children as they have very sharp metal corners and are low down.
My other concern is that the soft landscaping looks a little messy, as though not enough care has been taken with it. Clods of soil and grass have spread over the hard landscaping pathways and it does not look good.
Finally, I wonder what the long-term maintenance regime will be for the site as it’s clearly intended to be a publicly accessible space. It must have a robust maintenance regime in place, particularly with regard to grass cutting so that the layout of the old buildings is clear .