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Developer reaches new heights at Nightingale Quarter scheme

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Developer Wavensmere Homes has celebrated reaching the highest point of construction on the first apartment block built at its Nightingale Quarter development in Derby.

The first of eight blocks to be built on the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site, once complete, Strutt House will comprise 140 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

In total, Wavensmere is delivering almost 900 homes across the 18.5-acre site, making it one of the largest city centre regeneration sites in the UK.

To celebrate the ‘topping out’ of Strutt House, James Dickens, managing director of Wavensmere Homes, was joined by his construction team, along with Nick Spencer, of BBS Capital, Grahame Whateley, of Cedar Invest and Paul Simpson, chief executive of Derby City Council.

Mr Simpson said: “It’s incredible to see the dramatic changes taking place at Nightingale Quarter and how the skyline in Derby is evolving.

“The development brings much-needed quality housing to the city centre, and we are excited to see how the rest of the development by Wavensmere Homes comes together.

“This development is creating a brand-new community, close to the heart of the city centre.

“It will help the city deliver its aspirations for increased city living, and additional footfall that in turn will generate greater vibrancy, supporting our retail, cultural and hospitality sectors, that have suffered as a result of two years of the Covid pandemic.

“This is exactly what the city needs and Wavensmere Homes has been a fantastic partner for the city council to work with, in bringing their vision to life.”

According to Wavensmere Homes, Nightingale Quarter has seen “unprecedented” sales success since its launch in 2019, selling over 500 units within 18 months.

Mr Dickens said: “The sales success at Nightingale Quarter has been incredible.
“We are delighted to be moving forward with the build programme in line with demand and ahead of schedule, despite all the challenges that were faced during the pandemic.”

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