Royal Mills at Riverpoint

West Warwick, RI

The historic renovation and adaptive reuse of Royal Mills, a 500,000 square foot complex of five buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, involved the conversion of the abandoned and decaying mill into 244 residential units. The multitude of buildings and individual building geometries required a diverse mix of unit types and layouts. Public amenities include a promenade to other sites along the river, an observation deck above the tailrace, and a museum focusing on the mills’ historic importance in the community. Sustainable features include a new hydro powered turbine generator, which made use of an existing dam and revived the waterway that had run through the building.



  • TYPE

    Historic Preservation | Restoration + Adaptive Reuse


    Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse
  • SIZE
    500,000 sf
    Completed in 2007

    Preservation Award
    Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

    J. Timothy Anderson Award | Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation
    National Housing and Rehabilitation Association