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Tuesday, 19th November 2019
City Centre Masterplan

City Centre Masterplan

For Regeneration related News and updates

Next steps for Derby’s Assembly Rooms revealed

Assembly Rooms
In July, we began work to create a new look and feel Assembly Rooms; not knocking down and rebuilding, but instead building on and celebrating our city’s heritage. Derby has been without a performance venue in the city centre since a fire in 2014, and...

Cruises set to return to River Derwent

electrically powered narrow boat
After an absence of about two decades, river cruises are set to return to the heart of the city centre. The first landing stage is to be installed close to Exeter Bridge from which a fully accessible, electrically powered narrow boat will cruise a 2.5km...

Huge housing expansion planned for city centre

Artist impression of phase 2a Castleward
With 164 new homes already constructed and plans well underway for another 234, work is about to start to acquire land for another 400 homes which will be the final three phases of the Castleward regeneration. The entire project, when completed, is to provide about...

Council buys former Pink Coconut nightclub and Pennine Hotel

Map showing location of council owned properties
Another seven properties in the Becketwell area have been purchased, as the Council continues its strategy to consolidate land for a holistic regeneration scheme of the downtrodden area. The buildings on Colyear Street were once home to the Pink Coconut nightclub later known as Destiny...

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...