Bright future for St James' Yard

Plans have been submitted to Derby City Council for a new 11,000 sq ft leisure destination in Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter.

Situated close to existing operators such as Turtle Bay, Revolution and Walkabout, St James’ Yard consists of two tram sheds in a state of disrepair which landowner, Clowes Developments, proposes to renovate to provide character buildings for entertainment and retail use. 

The plans are currently being considered by Derby City Council and, if approved, could lead to a second phase of work at the site. This would comprise the removal of the adjacent car park and construction of new build units to provide space for eating and drinking.  A new access point will also be created from The Strand.

The aim of the project is to transform St James’ Yard into a lively “central piazza”.