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Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
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Greenlight for transfer of Assembly Rooms funds for Becketwell investment

Assembly Rooms
A portion of £8.6 million grant that had been earmarked for the construction of a new music and performance venue in Derby city centre has been reallocated to another key city centre project by D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The Infrastructure and Investment Board (IIB)...

Construction on new premier office block to start in a matter of months

A specialist private sector property company has been named as the development partner for a new council-led project to construct larger and quality offices spaces in Derby city centre. The Hertfordshire-headquartered Jensco Group was selected in a mini-competition from a list of four developers who...

Made in Derby plaques unveiled

Dr Richard & Mrs Martin unveiling the Louis Martin plaque
The names of ten Made in Derby celebrities were unveiled in a city centre ceremony that also launched the city’s first augmented reality trail. It was also announced that a second trail will be created in 2019. The trail combines public art installations with computer-generated...

Second Made in Derby trail coming

Plaque unveilers
Address by the Mayor of Derby, John Whitby, at the Unveiling Ceremony of the Made in Derby Trail Lord Burlington, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. For centuries, Derby has been at the cutting edge of industry and technology and this augmented reality trail bring us another first...

“Ground-breaking tribute to our city’s greatest sons and daughters”

Steve Hall, Chair of Made in Derby Selection Panel, speaking at he official launch
Address by Chair of the Made in Derby Selection Panel, Steve Hall, at the Unveiling Ceremony of the Made in Derby Trail Mr Mayor, distinguished ladies and gentlemen - thank you for joining us this morning. I hope you are ready to be truly inspired. For...

Made in Derby blazes new technology trail

An example of Augmented Reality
In this city, which has been at the cutting edge of industry and technology for centuries, comes another first – an augmented reality trail. The trail, starting in Albion Street and Exchange Street, combines public art installations with computer-generated information to tell the Derby story...

Derby’s first walk of fame to be unveiled in a public ceremony in May

Made in Derby artist impression with East Midlands Engine logo
Two of Derby’s city centre streets are to become star-studded in May. That’s when the city unveils its first walk of fame honouring ten inspirational people who were either born in Derby or have strong connections to the city. Named ‘Made in Derby’, eight stars, honouring...

Multi-million pound transformation of Derby’s Victorian Market Hall starts

Derby Market Hall interior
A £4.9m revamp of the historic Market Hall roof gets underway today. The Market Hall will remain open for business throughout the improvements. It is part of a bigger three-year programme to transform this Grade II listed Victorian Market Hall into a modern, vibrant and...

Former Debenhams store to be redeveloped by regeneration specialists

Artist impression of the redevelopment of the former Debenhams building
Leeds based award winning developers St James Securities Limited is the preferred bidder for the purchase of the former Debenhams building. Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Regeneration and Economy, Councillor Martin Rawson, made the announcement this morning at the Derby City Embassy event at...

‘Derby aspires to become a commercial business centre’

Derby booth at MIPIM
International property companies have been told that Derby, the UK’s number 1 hi-tech city, is open for the development of more Grade A office facilities. Speaking at MIPIM – the international property show in Cannes - Deputy leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the...