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Oakland Village Community and Dementia Care Centre

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Supporting the needs of older adults in south Derbyshire

Oakland Village sets standards for others to follow, it is an award-winning design with a vision of a new community where people can enjoy outstanding facilities and accommodation close to Swadlincote Town Centre. The development brings together a wide range of high-quality services to support the needs of older adults as well as the local community. We worked closely with the client team through all RIBA stages.

Oakland Village has developed strong links within the community encouraging visitors to enjoy the wide range of facilities that are all open to the public – including the function rooms, bar and bistro, hairdresser, convenience store and library as well as regular events and activities. The Charity ethos has allowed successful partnerships across South Derbyshire, and which will continue to develop through local links with suppliers, businesses and customers.

The building itself consists of a 32-bedroom specialist community care centre, 88 extra care apartments, 2 guest rooms, an office suite for Careline services and numerous shared/community facilities. These facilities include a restaurant, bar, gym, multi-use village hall, library, therapy suite, hairdressers, treatment/consultation suite and craft rooms.

Since its opening, the development has been hailed a huge success. The residents and staff are happy with the environment created, and the local communities’ use of the facilities has given the building a vibrancy that has exceeded the original vision.


  • RICS West Midlands Awards 2013
    Best Residential
  • LABC Awards 2013
    Best Social or Affordable Housing Development
  • Dementia Services Development Centre
    Gold Award

GNA provided an excellent service, on time and within budget. They enabled us to achieve a high-quality, award winning building which has set the benchmark for Residential Care Buildings across Derbyshire.

Liz Ewbank, Project Manager Design Services, Derbyshire County Council


The village is a truly community focused development that welcomes all to enjoy the facilities available. Extra care apartments (88 in total) for the over 55’s and 32 single occupancy en-suite bedrooms provide high-quality residential accommodation which is complimented by the friendly atmosphere of the community facilities. It is a comfortable, inviting place for friends and family to meet and enjoy excellent food , whether having a quiet drink, a quick bite to eat, a pleasurable meal or a celebrating a special occasion, a great experience is guaranteed.

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