Silverburn Flax Mill resources The 19th Century B listed Flax Mill is currently on the Buildings at Risk register as it is in a very poor condition and classed as unsafe. This important piece of the industrial heritage of Levenmouth will be brought back to life as a Visitor Centre and Community Hub with the following facilities: A café & restaurant 4 arts & crafts studios Fully accessible public toilets with Changing Places facilities Meeting rooms & event space Offices for our own staff and partners Interpretation displays telling the history of the mill and how it fitted into the wider flax industry across Fife An 11 en-suite room backpackers' hostel with 27 beds. • The project is a partnership between FEAT and Fife Council, with support from Fife Historic Buildings Trust, and is aimed at generating income to support the maintenance of the park for future generations. The Development Phase is now underway, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Fife Council, the Architectural Heritage Fund and the William Grant Foundation. A team of 29 is now working on the project, with a mix of consultants, FEAT staff, Fife Council staff and volunteers. • The Development Phase will see the plans for the renovation further developed and refined with input from the local community through a series of User Panels looking at specific aspects of the design, such as the hostel and accessibility, and through wider public consultation events. There are also a large number of supporting plans to be finalised. • The Development Phase ends in June 2021 with a 2nd application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for further funding for the Delivery Phase. • Significant funding for the Delivery Phase has already been secured from Fife Council and Historic Environment Scotland, with a Fundraising Consultant on the team to assist with finding the remaining funding . • It is currently planned that the Delivery Phase will start in June 2021 and conclude in June 2025. Tenders for the construction will be issued in February 2022, with construction starting in July 2022 and completing in August 2024. Whilst this might seem a long time, this programme is based on previous experience of the difficult process of renovating historic buildings that are in poor condition. • The Delivery Phase will include an Activity Programme where local people can get involved in learning new skills, such as traditional building skills and flax processing. • The current planned opening date for the renovated Flax Mill is Easter 2025.