Estates Gazette Eyes Masterplan

The regeneration of Derby city centre is set to take off as the national press starts to focus on the opportunities available.

Estates Gazette has featured the city as a prime example of regional opportunities for regeneration projects, with key sites such as the Assembly Rooms, Becket Well, Middleton House and Riverlights 2 attracting much of the attention.

The Assembly Rooms site, also featuring the Market Place and Market Hall, will be the location for a new performance venue with a range of options on the table. Replacing the existing Assembly Rooms building, the scheme is earmarked for a performance venue that will rejuvenate the heart of the city.

Becket Well has been earmarked for regeneration for over 20 years and seems set to finally be brought forward. With Derby City Council close to finalising the purchase of the former Debenhams department store, a package of potential retail, leisure and residential opportunities will be brought to market in 2017.

With Riverlights 2 still under discussion for a potential bus station extension, Middleton House is the final site and is set to come to market in early 2017. Situated at the heart of the historic Cathedral Quarter, this 35,693 sq ft former office space has a Grade II Listed front and has the potential to be converted into an outstanding residential opportunity.

For further information about any of these sites, please contact Tom Erskine at