Latest News | 6 December 2023

Work completes on £35m Nightingale Quarter apartments

Wavensmere Homes
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Construction work has been completed on a £35 million apartments scheme, which has been built as part of the Nightingale Quarter residential scheme.

Fox House is the second stand-alone apartment building to complete at the £175 million scheme this year, together with 35 houses.

It is made up of 209 apartments, 90% of which were sold off-plan and are starting to become occupied.

In total, the keys to 395 new Nightingale Quarter homes have been handed over to purchasers during 2023.

Craig Gee, construction director for Wavensmere Homes, the developer behind Nightingale Quarter, said: “Fox House is the largest of the eight apartment buildings at Nightingale Quarter, which we can proudly say is one of the UK’s most significant city centre regeneration projects.

“Taking 26 months to construct using a steel frame, 240,000 Ibstock bricks, and 519 windows, Fox House rises to five storeys.

“Located at the rear of the scheme in an elevated position, it looks onto the rest of the development and adds so much to the sense of community and grandeur.”

As well as the apartments, Fox House’s ground floor contains a co-working space, which is currently being fitted out as a communal facility for the residents of all 925 homes across the 18.5-acre site.

The second of two restored iconic Derby Royal Infirmary pepper pot buildings – built in 1894 – will accommodate The Fulton Partnership’s £1 million Pepperpot restaurant, opening in January.

Construction is also well underway on Dalton House, which will contain 67 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Situated at the front of the development, overlooking London Road, construction work on a final residential building is due to start in May.

Craig said: “Nightingale Quarter has transformed Derby’s city living offering.

“Many residents walk to work in the city centre, while others commute, but all will be spending their free time and disposal income locally.

“This is leading to an upsurge of quality shops, restaurants, bars, and leisure amenities.

“What’s more, we have heard firsthand how these energy-efficient new homes are helping Derby’s major employers to attract new recruits.

“2024 will be equally exciting at Nightingale Quarter, as we look forward to the launch of the Pepperpot restaurant and the co-working space, the completion of Dalton House, and the start of construction work to the final phase.”

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