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Abounding confidence in the city centre living

View from Castleward apartment
In the last financial year, more housing units have been completed in Derby city centre than across the rest of the city for the first time in recent history. Deputy Leader Cllr Rawson, who has responsibility for regeneration and economy, says this signals that there...

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...

Journey to a new performance venue

An exciting opportunity for residents to have their say in what type of performance venue comes to Derby is being launched on 16th November. Whether their preference is for Jazz, R&B, Rock 'n Roll, Classical, Heavy Metal, Drama, Theatre, Comedy or Opera, this is the...

Derby Ice Rink: all your questions answered

Architectural drawing of a potential Derby ice rink
Major announcements last week by Derby City Council have signalled new milestones in the redevelopment plans for the Becketwell area. Earlier in the week, Deputy Leader Cllr Martin Rawson announced that he would be seeking Cabinet’s approval to invite expressions of interest from leisure operators for...

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...

Derby wins prestigious property design awards

Last night Derby won four awards at the prestigious East Midlands Property Dinner (EMPD). Demonstrating its strength in the region, Derby once again showed its neighbours that it’s a force to be reckoned with in real estate, construction and design. Deserving special mention is the...

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...

‘Quality response’ to Derby Ice Rink Call

Architectural drawing of a potential Derby ice rink
Some of the UK’s most experienced leisure operators have shown interest operating the Derby Ice Rink which is scheduled to be constructed in the Becketwell area of the city. The redevelopment of the Becketwell area is part of the wider regeneration programme within the City...

Derby Ice Rink: The Consultant’s Summary Report

Architectural drawings of potential ice rink in Duckworth Square
IPW… Limited was commissioned by Cushman & Wakefield, on behalf of Derby City Council, in May 2016 to undertake a feasibility study for an ice rink in Derby city centre. This first stage of the study is to determine the headline viability and deliverability...

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...