Building 17 is shortlisted

Arkwright Society shortlisted for prestigious national heritage award

Arkwright Society shortlisted for prestigious national heritage award

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The recent restoration of Sir Richard Arkwright’s historic Grade I listed ‘Building 17,’ at Cromford Mills, has been shortlisted for one of the UK’s most prestigious heritage awards.

The project to transform the former mill building into the £6.7m Cromford Creative managed workspace scheme and Gateway Centre is one of four finalists in the category ‘Best Rescue of a Heritage Site’ at the Historic England Heritage Angel Awards 2016.

The Arkwright Society took ownership of the Cromford Mills site in the early 1980s, fundraising to bring the site back to its former glory with the aim of reinstating it as a place of public use. The project to restore building 17, the largest mill building on the site, began in 2009 and the building was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester in June 2016.

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