The first phase of public realm improvement works on St Peters Street has been suspended for the Christmas period and will restart in mid-January 2018.

This is to minimise disruption for retailers and businesses in the busy period in the run-up to Christmas.

During this phase of works, paving has been replaced on the Tesco side of St Peters Street, between St Peters Cross and Victoria Street. New street lighting has been installed on both sides of the road.

In January the remainder of the paving is to be completed and furniture zones will be installed.

The St Peters Street work is part of a bigger £1.9m public realm refurbishment. Other phases will be undertaken in Albion Street, Exchange Street and Osnabrück Square in 2018 and 2019.

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – the private sector-led partnership which promotes economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is providing a grant of £1.65m from its Local Growth Fund allocation. The Council is providing £250,000 from its capital budget – all of which has been applied to the St Peters Street works.