Changing city skyline

The Landmark

Derby is a city on the up as new developments have been announced, creating approximately 850 new residential units in the city centre and regenerating key sites at the heart of the city.

The most recent scheme to be awarded planning permission by Derby City Council is The Landmark, a gateway 17-storey building, which will bring 202 high-quality Build to Rent apartments to a vacant brownfield site in north Riverside.

The development will be a significant boost to the city living offer in Derby, for residents seeking a new high-quality offer in a central location. The building will offer amenities such as a gym, concierge and residents lounge, and will be the tallest in the city centre.

John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby said: "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.

Derby is also set to welcome a mix of homes, workspace, hotel, retail and leisure space, as well as a new public square, replacing Derby's former Debenhams building as part of ambitious city centre regeneration plans at Becketwell.

Leeds-based SJS is working in partnership with Derby City Council to deliver the regeneration.


The vision for the wider site is to create a whole new part of the city centre with its own distinct character and identity. This will take the form of a series of buildings, spaces and views that contribute to the attraction and vitality of the city.

When completed, the aim of the scheme is to provide more than 500 residential units, a new public square, up to 25,000 sq m of business space, hotel, restaurants and cafes and a 500-capacity multi-storey car park.