Derby City Council has given backing to The Landmark, providing a significant boost to city living in Derby.
The gateway 17-storey building will bring 202 high-quality Build to Rent apartments to a vacant brownfield site in north Riverside having received provisional backing from the City Council Planning Committee.
The fully-funded £30m development will represent a welcome boost to city centre businesses with c.350 new residents using services and facilities.
Following lengthy negotiations, the application was determined last week, where Councillors overturned an officer recommendation for refusal, stating they are minded to approve the application subject to the applicant agreeing conditions.
John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby who spoke at the planning committee said: "We are fully supportive of the planning committee's decision and confident that the scheme will soon be under construction. People have been crying out for quality living options in the city centre and this will be a shot in the arm towards the vibrancy we all wish to see.. MD will continue to work with investors, selling Derby's case and helping them land successfully in the city."
Godwin Development's Managing Director, Richard Cornes said: "We are grateful for the support from Marketing Derby, the Chapter of Derby Cathedral and from major employers such as Rolls Royce, who have recognised what we are aiming to achieve in the city – a prestigious development which reflects well on Derby and brings more people to live in the city"