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City Centre Masterplan

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First ‘walk of fame’ inductees selected

Made in Derby illustration
The call was made, the suggestions flooded in, the judges have met and eight people have now been selected as the first inductees in Derby’s ‘walk of fame’. The ‘Made in Derby’ plaques are now in production and will be installed along Albion Street and...

“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...

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...

£200 million Becketwell redevelopment plans move to next stage following the sale of Derby’s former Debenhams building

Becketwell regeneration
The former Debenhams department store in Derby and surrounding sites including the former Pennine Hotel, NCP Car Park and Laurie House on Colyear Street, have been contracted by St James Securities as part of a deal with Derby City Council. This will trigger the submission...

Private sector supports Council’s new Grade A office development project

Bold Lane artist impression
Council Cabinet has given the green light for the construction of a new 31,000-square-foot office block which has been welcomed by local businesses. Subject to planning permission, construction of the Bold Lane offices is expected to start in autumn 2018 and completed in 2019/2020. This office...

Specialist heritage restoration company awarded Market Hall contract

Derby Market Hall interior
Derby City Council has awarded a £5m contract to Wates Construction for the first phase of a three-year project to transform the Market Hall and drive its economic regeneration. The first phase of the project will see the significant improvement to the building’s glazed panelling,...

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...

Performance Venue gets cabinet greenlight for next stage

Artist impression, inside the Performance Venue
The results of feasibility studies into a new performance venue to replace the old Assembly Rooms venue is to go to public consultation. After this is concluded, the work to procure an operator and start design work will get underway. This was approved by Cabinet...

Leadership Column – Fitting the pieces together for holistic regeneration – Councillor Rawson

Weavers Point
By Councillor Martin Rawson Deputy Leader of Derby City Council The news that Derby city centre is fast becoming a preferred location for new home construction is no accident. It’s just one of many ways in which the City Centre Masterplan 2030 is seeking to transform Derby...

£3m boost for Derby City housing-led regeneration

Castleward Boulevard
The Council has been successful in its bid to the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to support future phases of the Castleward Urban Village. Homes England, which administers HIF, today announced a £3.15m allocation of funding to create a further 511 new homes in the...