Trio of Developments for Derby

A trio of developments has gained planning permission by Bondholder Derby City Council, including those by Bondholders Matthew Montague Architects, Wheeldon HomesSimon Foote Architects and Justin Smith Architects.

Wheeldon Homes is set to build a five storey apartment block next to the River Derwent. The development will house 33 apartments and will occupy a former metalworks site on the corner of Mansfield Road and Fox Street.

The quality development has been designed by fellow Bondholder Matthew Montague Architects. 

A scheme designed by Bondholder Simon Foote Architects also gained planning permission this week. The development will see 39 upmarket student apartments built on the former Samways Cycle store on Ashbourne Road. 

A spokesperson for the planning department at Bondholder Derby City Council said: "the location is appropriate for providing bespoke student accommodation. It is within the identified University Quarter and has good access to university sites, as well as to other local services and facilities and to the city centre."

Finally, plans for 122 apartments off Raynesway on the city's southside, have also been approved.

The scheme, called Entrada Derby, will be developed by Blom International - a developer from the Netherlands, and was designed in partnership with Bondholder Justin Smith Architects.

Marketing Derby first met Blom at MIPIM two years ago. 

Tom Erskine from Marketing Derby said: “The site on Raynesway is intended to be an innovative residential showcase for a new way of modular construction in the UK that hasn’t been done before.

“The units would be constructed entirely from concrete off-site which makes them incredibly well-insulated, soundproof and spacious, as all the pipes and electric are built into the walls. The components are then assembled on-site.

“It is an incredibly innovative, green scheme that is unlike anything else in the Midlands.

“It would provide residents with significantly reduced energy costs in an impressive and unique environment at an important gateway into the city.”

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said:  "It's great to see these developments pass planning. Each bring something new to the city, and helps to create a vibrant landscape for city living.


"These developments show that investor confidence in Derby is growing."