Industrial Archaeology documents the switch from a rural, agrarian-based culture to an urban, manufacturing-based society. The transition ranks as one of the major changes in human evolution alongside the development of language, agriculture and urbanism.

Bench Architects has experience of working on major industrial archaeology projects, including World Heritage Sites - examples of industrial monuments include Water and Tide Mills, Textile Manufactories, Colliery architecture, Reservoir and Water Distribution Facilities.


  • Belper Mills - Belper, Derbyshire
  • Watergrove Water Treatment Works
  • Winding House - Derbyshire
  • Kinder Water Treatment Works - Derbyshire