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Ada Belfield Centre & Belper Library Shortlisted for the Planning Awards 2021

Glancy Nicholls Architects have been shortlisted for the award ‘Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking’ at the Planning Awards 2021 for our work on the Ada Belfield Care Centre & Belper Library.

A community-focused scheme, the Ada Belfield Care Centre & Belper Library provides high quality residential dementia care and a new public facility that breathes life back into a long-derelict brownfield site.

The former Thornton’s factory is located within a UNESCO World Heritage site and was fondly regarded by the local community, meaning the development needed to be dealt with in a considered way, re-purposing the space and celebrating the story of its past.

Designed in line with the Stirling University Gold Standard for dementia design principles, the scheme has a focus on providing high quality environments with a focus on wellbeing and quality of life.

The awards are announced on the 9th & 10th June during the virtual ceremony.

To read more about our shortlist nomination please visit: