Posted on 04th August, 2020

Work Re-starts on £150m City Centre Scheme

By Emily O'Donoghue

Work has restarted on a £150 million regeneration scheme in Derby which will deliver hundreds of new homes for the city.

Back in March, when the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown was imposed, Wavensmere Homes, the developer behind the 800-home Nightingale Quarter development was forced to down tools.

Now, the firm has said it is back to “all systems go” with brickwork due to start being laid this month.

The Nightingale Quarter, which is being built on the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site, is a key development for Derby.

Covering 18 acres, as well as providing new city centre homes, the development aims to create a “green oasis” for residents, with cycle routes, an open-air gym and fitness area, children’s play areas and planting throughout the site.

The infirmary’s iconic pepper pot buildings will be retained for community use, with residents having access to numerous facilities including a café, gym, exhibition space and meeting rooms.

“We have been very careful to protect our subcontractors throughout this period, and with them coming back on site now, we are making sure we are Covid-19 compliant, while maintaining productivity for the works. We are very excited about being back and even more so about finally being able to start work on the Pepper Pot South building, which we know a lot of residents in and around the city will be interested in seeing.”

James Dickens, Managing Director of Wavensmere Homes

Enquiries opened for the first wave release of 125 two and three-bedroom homes opened earlier this year, and already hundreds of people have expressed an interest in them.

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