Work is now underway on Compendium’s important regeneration project with Derby City Council, Castleward Urban Village.
The £100m regeneration of Castleward is a key element of the Derby Cityscape Masterplan, aiming to provide a highly sustainable, mixed use urban village on what is currently an unattractive and underused brownfield location on the edge of the city centre.
Phase 1 started in Spring 2013, and will see the construction of 163 two, three and four bedroomed homes for sale, rent and shared ownership. Phase 1 will also include the construction of 1742m2 of commercial (retail and small business) floor-space comprising 12 individual units, an attractive boulevard linking the railway station to the Westfield shopping centre and enhancements to the public realm.
Compendium Living has a track record of commitment to being accessible to the communities we operate in, and has opened a full-time project office on Canal Street, right in the heart of the regeneration area. The office reception is open to the public during normal working hours, so that local people and stakeholders can come in and speak to somebody in person if they want to raise a query or find out more about the project.
The Castleward Urban Village project will span 5 phases, and over the 15-20 years that it is expected to take, Compendium Living will provide circa 800 new homes, 35,000 square foot of commercial retail space, a primary school and community spaces on this 30-acre site close to Westfield Shopping Centre and the heart of Derby. The scheme includes a new boulevard which will link the railway station and city centre, lined with shops, cafés and offices.
We intend to create a distinctive place that will combine high quality family housing with the benefits of city-centre living which, as well as being sustainable, will have a feeling of community. Much of the housing will be low-level (two- and three-storey family homes) with a smaller number of apartments and maisonettes. The tenure mix will be approximately 75% for sale and 25% affordable homes (social rented and/or shared ownership).
The location of the site between the newly-modernised Derby train station and the city centre means the Castleward regeneration project will significantly improve an important gateway to the city, providing a wider benefit to all residents and visitors to Derby.
Other features of the regeneration scheme include:
• A new Primary School
• New public open space/square
• A new pedestrian link to Bass’s Recreation Ground.
For more information or to register an interest in buying a home in Castleward in the future, visit our dedicated Castleward project website.