The DWELL project at the University of Sheffield is investigating how the design of houses and neighbourhoods can facilitate the mobility and well-being of older people.
This three-year research project, which has been funded by the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ESRC, and AHRC) to investigate how the design of houses and neighbourhoods can facilitate mobility and well-being – for current and future generations.
A key aspect of the research project is the participation of local people within the design and evaluation processes. We want to know how your local environment supports you to work, socialise, or just get around in everyday life – as well as the things that might be improved for current and future generations.
Meet the research team
Led by architect Professor Sarah Wigglesworth, the DWELL project is made up of University of Sheffield researchers from architecture, town planning and health research—in partnership with Sheffield City Council and local housing providers.