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Meadow View Dementia Care Centre

Multi-award winning dementia design

The multiple award-winning Meadow View Specialist Dementia Residential Care Centre is in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Derbyshire with stunning views over the Darley Dales. Located a short distance from the historical towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath, Meadow View was commissioned by Derbyshire County Council to support older people with serious age-related illnesses, such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The accommodation consists of 16 long-term and 16 short-term en-suite bedrooms with associated dining and lounge areas. The project also includes a restaurant/café, hairdresser, activity rooms, a full production kitchen, consultancy rooms and treatment facilities.

The centre is designed to embody the natural heritage of the locality, whilst positively dispelling the stigma associated with buildings for the elderly. Located on a challenging sloping site within a designated green corridor, it works with the natural topography of the land and as a result, the building follows the site’s contours. The use of wildflower and meadow grass green roofs provide a visual continuity with the surrounding countryside.


  • RIBAJ MacEwen Awards 2018
  • SPACES Yearbook Awards 2017
    Residential Winner
  • Building Better Healthcare Awards 2017
    Best Dementia Care Development
  • Housing Design Awards 2017
    Richard Fielding Award
  • RIBA Awards 2017
    RIBA East Midlands Winner
  • RIBA East Midland Client of the Year 2017
  • Natural Stone Awards 2016
    New Build Modern Style Stone Cladding (Commended)
  • Dementia Services Development Centre
    Gold Award

It is clear that residents, staff and visitors greatly enjoy the building and its relationship to the surrounding countryside. Meadow View surely sets a new standard for dementia care design.

RIBA RIBA East Midlands Awards


Meadow View is designed to embody and champion the natural heritage of the locality of the beautiful Darley Dales, while positively dispelling the stigma associated with buildings for the elderly. The design fosters independence and social interaction between residents and visitors of all kinds, enhancing connections to the landscaped gardens to promote health and wellbeing. Designed to Stirling University’s Gold Standard for dementia design, Meadowview is a ‘Dementia-friendly’ building which provides a positive and supportive environment for the dignity of its residents.