Dementia friendly public spaces

(25 March 2018) Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, Warrington, is believed to be the first fully integrated, dementia friendly wellbeing building and public library in the UK.

“Careful attention has been paid to the design to enable it to be dementia friendly with consideration of colour contrasts, high levels of natural and artificial lighting, acoustics, furniture and fittings, and signage,” says John Walker. The project has been developed with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Design Centre and aims to be one of the first public buildings in the UK to gain dementia friendly accreditation.

Designing Libraries has the story.