The Packing Rooms
After opening in 1891, the early success of the Mill spurred the need for improved packing and distribution facilities. The filling of a void between the original building and the Piesse buildings next door was the logical move for the new Packing Rooms. In here augers and the latest semi-automated bagging machines would fill the flour sacks ahead of their passage down the chute to the transport wagons below.
The chute to the transport wagons can still be seen in
our hotel foyer and it is above this that our Packing Rooms are located. All of
the Packing Rooms bear hallmarks to the equipment used in these rooms when the
Mill was operational including exposed gantry-arms and pulley wheels.
Some Packing Rooms have an interior view over the stunning central atrium with
the steam boiler and others feature a lovely north-eastern aspect to capture
the early morning sunrise. The Packing Rooms feature our most generous
floorspace and can be equipped with a second, rollaway bed to accommodate an