Cromford Mills restoration shortlisted for national award

Cromford Mills

The Arkwright Society’s 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 Angel Awards 2016 – with winners announced at a ceremony in London on 31st October.

Sarah McLeod, chief executive of the Arkwright Society, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that the hard work and dedication shown by the Arkwright Society to bring such an amazing piece of our local heritage back to life has been recognised with a nomination for an Angel award”.