There has been a mill on this site for over 900 years and has been rebuilt a few times, most recently in 1979 after it was burnt down. However as a Listed Building it was rebuilt exactly as before.
Pippbrook Mill straddles the Pipp Brook which runs through the lower reaches of Dorking, one of Surrey’s market towns, and is surrounded by the Surrey Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Recently the Mill was a recording studio known as Rhino Studios where The Cure recorded, and more generally Dorking is the birth place of Laurence Olivier in 1907, is mentioned in the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens and is where Kenneth Baker, Member of Parliament 1983 – 1997 has retired as a Life Peer – Baron Baker of Dorking.
The Mill fell into disuse for a number of years after 2005 and it wasn’t until 2011 that Paul Hunt became aware of it and decided that it would make a suitable headquarters for his companies.
The building itself presented an opportunity to gain planning consent for the conversion of the two upper floors into residential flats. The team set about converting these whilst the ground floor and basement were renovated for the company offices