Posted on 28th May, 2021

The Pepper Pot South Restoration

By Laura O'Sullivan

The Pepper Pot South At Nightingale Quarter

We are delighted to reveal the newly restored Pepper Pot South at Nightingale Quarter. The first of two iconic Victorian buildings that have been transformed into our new marketing suite. Our estate agent, Ashley Adams, will use the building to welcome new and prospective home buyers to the development.

Nightingale Quarter is part of the huge regeneration happening to Derby. We are so proud to be part of it with this special project which will create nearly 800 new homes across an 18.5-acre site. Located off the London Road, Nightingale Quarter is at the heart of the city with landmarks such as Derbion and The Arboretum at its door step.

James Dickens, Managing Director for Wavensmere Homes, says, “We are overjoyed with the restoration of this building and thank everyone involved. The pepper pot buildings, which date back to 1810, are such an important part of the history of Derby that was so important to retain on-site. We are thrilled to be able to put life back into them and eventually give them back to the community.”

Andy Richardson, managing director at Edward Thomas Interiors comments:

“The sales centre at Nightingale Quarter is a really characterful property dating back to 1810. Known as the ‘Pepper Pot’ because of its unique shape, we’ve refurbished the interior of this Victorian building into a state-of-the-art sales suite for Wavensmere Homes. Where possible, our design sought to emphasise original features such as 4m high ceilings, arched windows and unusual roofline, but also create a contemporary working environment.

“The majority of the furniture follows a traditional style, including oak cabinetry specially made to suit the ceiling height. However, to add a more modern twist we’ve used statement industrial lighting with extra-long drops, French window mirrors, tan leather chairs and a spectacular artificial living wall with integrated TV. One of the other ‘wow’ pieces is the spiral staircase, which leads to a viewing area overlooking the entire development.

“Much of the artwork takes inspiration from the site’s fascinating history and local area. We sourced old plans of the former infirmary, a portrait of its founder and a vintage map of Derby together with prints reflecting the city’s status as home to the Rolls Royce jet engine.”

For more information on this development, click here.