Arkwright shortlisted for national award

The Arkwright Society's recent restoration of Sir Richard Arkwright's historic Grade I listed 'Building 17' at Bondholder 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.

Speaking of being shortlisted for this prestigious award, 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."

Votes can be made at the following website with a deadline of 12th October