Providing heritage building survey services to Eling Tide Mill

C A Design Services is proud to have been part of the consultancy team to assist with securing this critical Heritage Lottery Fund investment.

“In a major boost for the heritage of the area, the partnership of New Forest District Council and Totton and Eling Town Council, has received a grant of £1.3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The grant will develop the ‘Eling Experience’, a tourist attraction which includes the historic Grade II* listed Tide Mill; Heritage Centre and the open spaces encompassing Goatee Beach and Bartley Water.

Eighteen months of development with the assistance of experienced consultants has strengthened the partnerships’ aim to provide a scheme of benefit to the community. The project will include: essential conservation and restoration work to the mill; extension and development of the Heritage Centre, creating a new Learning Centre and Café; improvements to the surrounding open spaces allowing ‘access for all’ to these important natural heritage areas…”

What the client said

“I would personally like to thank-you for your work and assistance in helping us secure this lottery funding. Your accurate measured survey and drawings have been essential in developing our schemes.”

Fiona Skeats, Snr. Building Surveyor (Special Projects)

Read our complete case study, or the original press release can be found at

If you need a heritage measured building survey, please give Mark Johnson or Iain Tubby a call on 01493 412806  or email