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Brand partners show backing for Derby Property Summit

Smith Partnership
Compendium Living
Willmott Dixon
Reach Events
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This year’s Derby Property Summit has attracted an enviable line-up of partners, all of whom are keen to show their support for the city’s ongoing regeneration.

In addition to headline partner Smith Partnership, this year’s summit is backed by associate partner AtkinsRéalis and brand partners Compendium Living, Willmott Dixon, ION Developments and VINCI UK Developments.

Featuring a host of top speakers and panellists, this year’s summit will take place on Wednesday 10 July, at Reach Events, on Pride Park.

Organised by Marketing Derby, the event, which this year is called ‘This Must Be the Place’, a particular focus will be projects in the city centre, some of which are due to come online in 2025, billed as Derby’s ‘olympic year’.

AtkinsRéalis is an organisation which provides design, engineering and project management services for infrastructure and energy projects.

In a statement AtkinsRéalis said: “AtkinsRéalis is pleased to support this year’s Derby Property Summit, which always attracts a wide range of property and investment organisations.

“The event provides market-leading insights into how the city and county are performing, with a real focus on attracting new investment to drive growth and prosperity within the region.

“With our longstanding presence in the Midlands, AtkinsRéalis has delivered numerous impactful projects within the Derby area, with a focus on social value and community well-being.

“By demonstrating Derby as an attractive choice for investment and development, we can foster growth, create opportunities, and ensure there are enduring benefits not only for our stakeholders but also Derby’s residents.”

Also supporting this year’s summit is Compendium Living, which is delivering the £100 million regeneration of Castleward, to create a new community, featuring hundreds of new homes as well as commercial and public spaces.

Bruce Lister, managing director at Compendium Living, said: “Compendium Living is delighted to be a partner for this year’s Derby Property Summit.

“Over the last eight years of investing in Derby, we have seen the valuable work that Marketing Derby does to promote the city.

“In that time, we have built over 300 new homes in the Castleward area of Derby, with more to come, and our sponsorship of this event is a mark of our confidence in the city as a place for people to live and work.”

Willmott Dixon is a King’s Award-winning contracting and interior fit-out group.

Founded in 1852, the business, which remains family-run, is dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment.

Jenna Frudd, Business Development Manager at Willmott Dixon said, “The revitalisation of our towns and cities up and down the country is incredibly important in the built environment. Over recent years we’ve held roundtables on this topic in Derbyshire, with key stakeholders across the industry sharing insights into the vast opportunities available in the county.

“We’re pleased to be back working at Royal Derby Hospital to improve patient and visitor experience through the creation of a new multi-storey car park. This builds on a number of other projects we’ve delivered in Derby, including University of Derby’s STEM Building. As the landscape of our towns and cities changes, we hope to continue our work in Derby to help shape it into a destination to live, work, study and socialise.”

Earlier this year, ION Developments and VINCI UK Developments were selected by Derby City Council as its preferred strategic development partner.

They are currently working with the council, businesses and community stakeholders to develop their vision and design for the regeneration of the city centre.

The revitalised ‘Cultural Heart of the City’ will offer a range of leisure, commercial and community facilities, connected to a new business and residential district, incorporating the Bold Lane area and Northern Quarter.

The plans for the former Assembly Rooms site involve a multi-functional building, with spaces for meeting, working, and creating above restaurant and commercial space, to enhance the city centre offer.

The plans are set in a redesigned and enhanced Market Place, which will become a focal point for the city and will create new and improved green spaces, including ‘pocket parks’ to support relaxation and wellbeing.

Delegates will be able to hear more about these exciting plans at the Derby Property Summit.

For more information about this year’s event, visit .

To book your place e-mail Sarah McAllister at

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