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Derbyshire Building News

Derbyshire Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

29 Apr 2022
Ravine House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Design: Chiles Evans + Care Architects
Ravine House Chesterfield, Derbyshire
photos © Dug Wilder
Ravine House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

29 Apr 2022
Ada Belfield Centre and Belper Library, Belper
Design: Glancy Nicholls Architects
Ada Belfield Centre and Belper Library, Derbyshire
photos © Verity Milligan
Ada Belfield Centre and Belper Library

29 Apr 2022
Derwent Valley Villa, Duffield
Design: Blee Halligan
Derwent Valley Villa, Duffield, Derbyshire
photos © Henry Woide
Derwent Valley Villa, Duffield, Derbyshire

21 Feb 2020
Charlesworth Passivhaus
Design: Studio Tashkeel Architects
Charlesworth Passivhaus Plus Derbyshire house England
image courtesy of architecture office
Derby Swimming Pool Complex
Studio Tashkeel Architecture have released plans and progress of the most environmentally focussed new build ‘Passivhaus’ the region has ever seen, taking the concept of energy retention to a whole new level, rarely seen in the UK.

24 Sep 2018
New Derbyshire Residential Accommodation Building


A comprehensive survey and design exercise by a leading structural engineering practice has helped reduce costs and transform a disused mill into a luxurious new residential accommodation building.

Greater Manchester-based Rhodes & Partners undertook the work on the Grade II listed building in Derbyshire, and devised a solution which helped minimise the need for costly temporary work by utilising as much of the original structure as possible.

A comprehensive survey and design exercise by structural engineers Rhodes & Partners helped reduce costs and transform a disused Grade II listed mill into a luxurious new residential accommodation building:
New Derbyshire Residential Accommodation Building
image courtesy of architecture office

Rhodes & Partners’ Technical Director, Peter Graham, explains that a good proportion of the building was derelict and it appeared that a significant amount of temporary works would be needed for the restoration. “Part of the structure had suffered a high degree of deflection, but we were able to design a detailed system of cross-bracing which stabilised the building and allowed the refurbishment to proceed.

“We worked with the property developer and the contractor to devise a structural engineering design that would allow as much as possible of the original structure to be repaired rather than replaced. This eliminated a significant amount of the temporary works which would otherwise have been needed. There were obviously some areas where we had to make compromises, but the end result was far more cost-effective than the alternative.”

A river runs directly below the mill in a series of channels, and the potential for flooding was a major consideration. “Our design proposal included the cleaning out of the channels, some of which had failed.” adds Peter. “By re-using these channels, we were able to ensure a flow capacity that was more than adequate, even in flood conditions, so that the river could remain undisturbed beneath the building.

“A major project such as this is always challenging and complex, but we have considerable experience in working with all the various parties involved and creating successful solutions,” concludes Peter. “Where a building such as this has a Grade II listing there are obviously many restrictions that have to be observed, but we were still able to create a detailed structural engineering design that helped ensure a successful outcome.”

The completed development now offers a selection of luxury apartments.

4 Oct 2017
Derby Swimming Pool Complex
Design: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Derby Swimming Pool Complex
image from architects practice
Derby Swimming Pool Complex
Derby City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a state-of-the-art swimming and leisure facility designed by international design practice FaulknerBrowns Architects. The facility, which is being project managed by Mace, is planned as a replacement swimming pool complex alongside the Moorways Athletic Stadium.

8 Sep 2016
Zaha Hadid Pavilion at Chatsworth House, Bakewell
Zaha Hadid Pavilion at Chatsworth House
image from architects
Lilas Pavilion at Chatsworth House
The ‘Lilas Pavilion’ is exhibited as part of ‘Sotheby’s Beyond Limits’.

15 Jul 2013
400 Hall Theatre
Design: Avery Associates
Repton School 400 Hall Theatre
photo : Tim Soar
400 Hall Theatre
very Associates Architects’ new 400 Hall Theatre at Repton School has just won a Royal Institute of British Architects East Midlands Regional Award, and its Building of the Year Award, the top prize for the region. Last year, it won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Design and Innovation Award and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Gold Award for Technical Excellence.

Derbyshire Architecture

Key Derbyshire Buildings, alphabetical:

The Devonshire Hospital, University of Derby, Buxton
Design: Hall Grey Architects Ltd

Sinfin Community School
Design: Race Cottam Associates
Sinfin Community School
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Sinfin Community School

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Sheffield mixed-use gateway project
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Sheffield Digital Campus

Castleford Bridge
McDowell+Bendetti with Alan Baxter Associates and Arup
Castleford Bridge
photo : Tim Soar
Castleford Bridge

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