City Living Quarter Gets Green Light

Derby’s City Centre Masterplan has received a huge boost as the Nightingale Quarter secured planning approval this month.

Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, welcomed the scheme, saying it represented “a significant step forward in the delivery of the City Centre Masterplan and it will have a positive impact on the city.”

The Nightingale Quarter will encompass 500 homes, restaurants, retail, offices as well as the first new public park to be laid out in over 100 years.

John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby, said, “We are delighted that the Nightingale Quarter has got the green light and we are excited to see the impact it will have on the city. It is an ideal location for high-quality city living sitting adjacent to Intu Derby and close to the train station.”

The 500-home outline application is situated on the former home of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in the city centre, and includes several Listed and Locally-Listed buildings. In a revised scheme, the developer, Nightingale Quarter Estates, committed to retaining the locally-listed “pepper-pot” towers. In doing so, committee members unanimously approved the plans.