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19th June 2009

In This Issue

Perspective #2 out now

King of the Castleward

Room at the Inn

In full swing

The kids are alright

Roundhouse handover

Work begins on eco-friendly homes

Best in show

Be inspiring



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Perspective #2 out now

"Why isn't the rest of Britain like Derby?" asked TV presenter Jeremy Paxman. The answers are in the second issue of Derby's acclaimed Perspective magazine - out now.
 
The city's hotel boom, a string of superb new office developments, improved transport and education facilities, the renaissance of Derby's historic Cathedral Quarter, and much more...
 
"Perspective is a high quality magazine which takes a fresh look at Derby by providing valuable information on the range of initiatives and activities that are important to the future development of the city," said head of community relations Helen Bishop at Rolls Royce Plc, one of Derby's most important employers.

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King of the Castleward

Derby Cityscape is inviting developers interested in creating retail and business spaces along the route from the railway station to the city centre to state their intent.
 
The scheme is to be part of the construction of an urban village in the Castleward area, itself a vitally important project serving to improve the links between the city’s main transport hub and its central offering.

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Room at the Inn

Derby’s hotel portfolio continues to improve, with the brand new Jurys Inn the latest addition.
 
The 213-bedroom hotel, which opened on June 19th, has five conference rooms and aims to become a valuable partner to businesses working in the city centre.

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In full swing

New bridge at Cathedral Green

Derby’s £4.2 million swing bridge across the River Derwent from Cathedral Green has been nominated for the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award.
 
The bridge, designed by Ramboll, is the jewel in the Cathedral Quarter regeneration programme's crown. It made the shortlist of 24 structures thanks to its elegant form and a design inspired by Derby’s textile industry heritage.

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The kids are alright

Architecture students from the University of Derby have been playing a major role in the regeneration of the city’s North Riverside site.
 
Urban regeneration company Derby Cityscape was looking for ideas for the 17-acre brownfield site. It decided to consult the people likely to shape Derby’s evolution in the future - its students.

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Roundhouse handover

The redevelopment of one of the city’s most significant historic buildings made meaningful progress this month, as the grade II-listed Roundhouse, once part of Derby Loco Works, was officially handed over to Derby College.
 
Set to open in September, the building, which dates from 1839, is set to take centre stage at the college’s Pride Park campus. It will become a new social space with dining facilities and visitor information.

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Work begins on eco-friendly homes

Construction has started on the first phase of Metropolitan Housing Partnership’s residential scheme located on the corner of King Street and St Helen’s Street.
 
The development is to deliver 180 eco-friendly apartments for sale and rent. It was held up by the recession but work has now begun on the scheme, which received a £2 million grant from Derby Cityscape and the Homes and Communities Agency three years ago.

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Best in show

Derby’s annual Property and Business Investment Show was a huge success. Over five hundred delegates flocked to the event, held in May 2009, despite the economic downturn, and were treated to a day of well-received seminars and useful exhibitions.
 
Literature from the event, including the official show guide, can now be downloaded from the Business Shows Group website.

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Be inspiring

A week of special events designed to highlight all Derby has to offer is to take place from 22-28 June.
 
The Inspiring Derby 2009 event is being organised by Derby City Partnership, which brings together organisations and individuals working for the further improvement of the city of Derby.

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