17th March 2022
Although we’re best known for building new homes, we also love old buildings, especially when they’re part of one of our local communities. That’s why we were delighted to donate £1,000 towards Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s renovation of Aqueduct Cottage, on the banks of Cromford Canal.
The historic Grade II listed cottage, originally built as lock-keepers’ accommodation in 1802 by Peter Nightingale, had badly fallen into disrepair since it was left abandoned in the 1970s. Now, DWT is reaching the end of its two-year refurbishment and renovation programme, thanks to help from volunteers, businesses and other donations.
By the spring of 2022, we will hopefully see the cottage its doors open once again – as a visitor centre and education room. We know it will be a fabulous destination for residents at our nearby Woodland Heights development in Bullbridge.
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