Bondholder Lathams has developed city living plans for Queens Hall on London Road. The architect has pulled together plans to allow a local building owner to submit a full planning application for 23 contemporary apartments close to the city centre.
The proposed development has been carefully designed to enable the historic former Methodist chapel, now a thriving dance school, to be retained. In addition, the existing locally listed Queen’s Chambers, with its ornate London Road façade, will be preserved and enhanced, providing attractive opportunities for commercial use on this important Derby street.
The new apartments will replace the existing function suite, to create a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom dwellings of character, built around a central courtyard garden. With a new and attractive built frontage promised for Canal Street, the development will complement the ongoing transformation of Castleward, continuing the drive to bring much needed urban living opportunities, and the life and vitality that goes with that, to the city.
Once planning permission is secured the construction phase will commence as quickly as possible, with the new apartments coming to market in late 2020.
The project sits directly opposite the soon to be redeveloped former Derby Royal Infirmary (DRI) site, and represents another key milestone in the sustainable regeneration of this part of the city, providing an attractive and distinctive combination of new and conserved buildings, to enhance the city of Derby.