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Historic mill to be restored with steel

Structural steel will play a significant role in the restoration and redevelopment of the world’s first iron-framed building. Situated on the northern edge …

Curtain rises on steel classic

Changing the design of Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn from a concrete frame to steel frame resulted in a number of benefits, such as speed of construction and …

New role sought for pioneering tower block

English Heritage has rescued the world’s first metal framed building, but the challenge now is to find a new use for it. The historic forerunner of the …

News in Brief – May 2005

English Heritage has just bought what is said to be the world’s first metal-framed building and “father of the skyscraper”, Ditherington Flax Mill in …


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