Meadow View at Darley Dale was commissioned by Derbyshire County Council, designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects. The facility, incorporates thirty-two ensuite bedrooms split into four clusters of eight ‘households’, a daycare centre and a cafe that welcomes the wider community to visit.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this light bright and contemporary building takes advantage of its location and the opportunities presented in working with a sloping site. Stepping the building down the slope helps maximise the wide and attractive views to the rolling green hills of the Derbyshire countryside to the west, whilst configuration of the building outline and retaining walls allows the creation of a variety of comfortable, sheltered, outdoor spaces around the building that support residents wellbeing by encouraging them to engage in meaningful outdoor activities.
Meadow View is one of four high quality residential aged care facilities commissioned by Derbyshire County Council and designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects to achieve the DSDC Dementia Design Gold Accreditation Award. These include Oaklands Centre, the Florence Shipley Centre and Lacemaker Court.
Meadow View was also deserved winner of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Midlands Award.