Iris Murdoch Building

DSDC is based in the Iris Murdoch Building which combines an office base, teaching rooms, an internationally-recognised design suite and gardens, a world-class library and a Conference Centre

The Centre’s inventory of materials is comprehensive, user-friendly and founded on reliable sources of evidence. The Centre has also led the way internationally in its focus on strategies for creating dementia-friendly environments.
Mary E Schultz
Société Alzheimer Canada


The Design and Technology Suite and gardens provide a permanent, continuously updated display of the best design ideas, which is open to the public, and provides inspiration for anyone interested in dementia-friendly environments.

The Virtual Care Home, where design ideas and can be viewed, is also available.

The Library offers a staffed reference facility including access to books and articles, which can either be read on site or provided by post.

The Conference Centre, as well as being used for DSDC events, offers flexible space for fully-serviced conferences accommodating up to 120 people which is available for private booking.