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Project Studio celebrate first win at prestigious Northern Design Awards

Project Studio – a division of Project Group – has won its first award for their Crusader Mill, Penthouse apartment project. This award is a great boost for the newest arm of Project Group, and, just the start as Project Studio Director and Co-Founder Martin Dourish explains: “We’re thrilled to have won the Residential Award – under 100k category for our Crusader Mill, Penthouse Apartment. “This is a huge cause for celebration for the whole of Project Group as it’s the first award we have won as Project Studio – the groups in-house Interior Design Studio which I co-founded just over a year ago by Lauren Maylor.” Project Group is the parent organisation for four specialist businesses – Project Interiors, Project FF&E, Project Furniture and Project Studio. Project Studio was launched in late 2021 as a- sub brand of the Project Group to provide clients with full interior design services, dovetailing with the existing arms of the group. “The Crusader Mill project is a great example of how the group, working together across our disciplines, makes us more effective and deliver exceptional projects from design concept, right through to installation onsite. “The development team were looking for a design studio who could tell the story through the interior design of this iconic building’s industrial past. “Crusader Mill sits within Capital and Central’s iconic Manchester redevelopment. Oozing industrial character with exposed brickwork, timber beams and high ceilings. The former 200-year-old textile mill has been carefully restored by Capital and Centric over several years, with the aspiration for every apartment to have its own individual character. “ added Lauren. The studios approach was to carefully consider materiality, tone, and form, in designing spaces. Within the interiors they brought out the terracotta and forest green colours of the original brickwork of the mill, and adjacent tree lined streets, and enhanced the spaces by commissioning custom-built pieces such as the circular dining table with its pattern cutting influenced base, high pile woven rugs, and expressed steel frame furniture. The layered level of detailing gave the interior an industrial yet premium feel, with subtle references to the building’s textile manufacturing past.

“We loved bringing our clients brief to reality and were focused on creating a place that celebrates and encapsulates the Mancunian essence of this iconic scheme in the heart of Manchester and it’s brilliant to have been recognised for our achievements.” Added Martin.

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