Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects

Explore Derbyshire

What should we value in the places we live, work and play?

EXPLORING THE ARCHITECTURE OF Derby & derbyshire

 Hall Lees Park, Matlock  

Hall Lees Park, Matlock
 

 

COMMUNITY PARKS

Safe and active places that serve the needs of the everyone.

 

 
 Hall Lees Park, Matlock

Hall Lees Park, Matlock

 Hall Lees Park, Matlock

Hall Lees Park, Matlock

 
 
 

RECOGNISING THE VALUE IN HERITAGE

Protecting historic architecture which can serve the present and inspire for the future. 

 

 
 The Winter Garden, Matlock

The Winter Garden, Matlock

 
 Midland Railway Cottages, Derby

Midland Railway Cottages, Derby

 
 
 

CONNECTING PAST AND PRESENT

Learning from history when creating new architecture for modern life

 

 
 Midland Railway Cottages, Derby

Midland Railway Cottages, Derby

 
 A contemporary development in the vicinity of the Midland Railway Cottages, Derby

A contemporary development in the vicinity of the Midland Railway Cottages, Derby

 
 Friar Gate, Derby

Friar Gate, Derby

 Parkside, Matlock

Parkside, Matlock

 
 The Assembly Rooms, Derby Market Square

The Assembly Rooms, Derby Market Square

 

RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SPACE

Considering the potential of under performing public spaces. 

 
 Derby Market Hall

Derby Market Hall

 
 DERBY MARKET HALL  

DERBY MARKET HALL
 

 

sociable PUBLIC SPACES

Making the most of spaces for people to stand, talk, shelter and meet.


 

 
 
 
 

LANDMARK BUILDINGS FOR THE COMMUNITY

Recognising the role communities play in making vibrant public spaces. 

 

 
 Derby Market Hall

Derby Market Hall

 
 Lee Longlands Building, Exchange Street, Derby

Lee Longlands Building, Exchange Street, Derby

 
 

PROTECTING AND PRESERVING QUALITY

Recognising and protecting our recent architectural heritage for future generations. 

 

 
 
 
 

CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL

Craftsmanship in both historic and contemporary architecture that enriches our streets and cities.


 

 
 Building Facades, Derby City Centre

Building Facades, Derby City Centre

 Building Facades, Derby City Centre

Building Facades, Derby City Centre

 Building Facades, Derby City Centre
 Ironwork at Silk Mill, Derby

Ironwork at Silk Mill, Derby

 
 Sadler Gate, Derby

Sadler Gate, Derby

 

COMMERCIAL CENTRES

Maintaining architectural integrity in commercial and retail spaces.

 

 
 
 Matlock Town Centre

Matlock Town Centre

 
 River Gardens, Derby

River Gardens, Derby

 

NATURE IN URBAN SPACES

How can we successfully share our built environments with nature?

 

 
 Lees Hall Park, Matlock

Lees Hall Park, Matlock

 
 Local Gritstone, Derbyshire

Local Gritstone, Derbyshire

 

MATERIAL LANGUAGE

Celebrating local, durable and characterful materials.

 

 
 
 Matlock stone, Derbyshire

Matlock stone, Derbyshire

 Victorian Red Brick,Derby 

Victorian Red Brick,Derby 

 

Photography by James Gardiner