Compendium Living’s Castleward development in Derby has been chosen as a finalist at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.

The Inside Housing Development Awards celebrate the very best residential developments across the UK.  They have shortlisted Castleward in the ‘Best development (urban – outside of London)’ category.

Castleward is our £100m development close to Derby city centre, where we are working with Derby City Council and Homes England.  Together we are creating a new sustainable community of 800 new homes and businesses across a 30-acre brownfield site. Phase 2 provided 42 two and three-bedroom homes and apartments for open market sale and 12 two-bedroom affordable apartments.  The phase was completed in November 2020 and only one open market property is still available to purchase.

We have been working on this placemaking project since 2013 and will be on site until at least 2028-2030.  The project has provided apprenticeships and work experience opportunities as well as beautiful new homes.  It also created a new Boulevard from the railway station into the city, and public open space with public artwork.

Dave Bullock, managing director for Compendium Living, said: “We’re extremely proud that our Castleward development has been recognised for bringing high-quality and much-needed homes to Derby.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in the project so far for their enthusiasm and hard work.  It would be an honour to win this incredible Inside Housing Development award.

“We’re thrilled to have completed the second phase of Castleward, expanding this vibrant new community which people can be proud to call home. We’re looking forward to beginning Phase 3 later this year and continuing our successful partnership with Derby City Council and Homes England.”

Rachel North, Deputy Chief Executive at Derby City Council, said:

“Just to be shortlisted is a tremendous accolade for the project, and those who have been working so hard to move it forward.

“Castleward is a hugely important housing-led regeneration scheme, that will support continued economic growth in the city.  It will also to enhance the local area; and this is only the beginning!”

Inside Housing will be holding it’s Development Awards ceremony on Thursday 4th November 2021. For more information visit