Simpsons Small Mill and Grain Silos Conversion

The conversion of the mill and grain silos into offices won two architecture awards.

Termrim Construction has extensive experience of the refurbishment of industrial buildings

Termrim Construction refurbished the former brewery site in Leeds city centre to create an office building.

The mill conversion created modern open-plan office space.

Termrim Construction undertook a unique project to convert grain silos into a modern office complex.

The renovation project created new office space close to Leeds city centre.

Project Name

Simpsons Small Mill and Grain Silos Conversion


Yorkshire Design Developments


Yorkshire Design Developments Ltd acquired this former brewery site close to Clarence Dock on the edge of Leeds City Centre and, following the successful development of the Malt House building, the second phase of the project commenced in early 2002.

Ove Arup was confirmed as a tenant for the Small Mill building, which was converted to provide the company with modern open-plan office accommodation.

Part way through the refurbishment contract, Termrim Construction was instructed to utilise four redundant steel grain silos as an extension to the Small Mill.

This unique construction process involved significant input from all members of the construction and project teams to ensure that the requirements of the client and tenants were achieved and the handover date met.

Termrim Construction received an honour at the Leeds Architecture Awards 2003 for the Small Mill and the RIBA White Rose Award for Excellence in Architecture 2004 for the Silos conversion.