Millgate House was built in 2008 and consists of 35 flats and 4 houses. The project came about from a conversation between Community Investment Officer Jonathan Buck and Mark Leahy, Housing Officer for the High Wycombe area, with the idea of improving the appearance of the underpass that connects the residential area with the retail units and increasing a sense of pride in the area.
The mural was designed, painted and managed on site by local artist Daniel Wilson. His company Decreate produce a range of artwork and murals across London and Oxford. TVH funded the project.
The design celebrates the fascinating history of the people who used to work at the paper mill factory that was previously on the site. Painted on the mural are characters representing real people who worked there.
The work was carried out over the February half term holiday and residents were encouraged to come along and join in. Next to the mural is a board explaining the design and the history of the mill so that passers by can learn about the area.