Devonshire Royal Hospital, Buxton, Derbyshire
Region: East Midlands
Summary: The Grade II* listed Devonshire Royal Hospital closed in 2000.
Description: A conservation plan was prepared for the University of Derby to assist in the initial appraisal of proposals for the re-use of the site and to inform the detailed development of an emerging scheme.
Issue: Plans to convert the buildings to part of a Buxton campus responded well to the aspects of significance identified in the conservation plan and this proved to be an invaluable tool in guiding and assessing the conservation scheme on a day-to-day basis.
Outcome: The Devonshire Royal Hospital re-opened in 2005 and is widely regarded as an exemplar in the re-use of a listed building.