Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate one of Derby city centre’s most important sites have taken another step forward.
Developer St James Securities has submitted a reserved matters application for detailed planning consent for 259 apartments at Becketwell and, subject to approval, hopes to make a start on building work in the spring.
The Leeds-based St James Securities has a history of delivering successful major regeneration schemes and received a committee approval at the start of 2020, with outline permission for its Derby proposals formally granted a week ago, as well as detailed planning approval to develop the centrepiece of the scheme, a new public square.
It also intends to create offices and commercial space as part of an investment of more than £200m and has partnered with Derby City Council to deliver a new 3,500-capacity performance and conference arena on part of the site.
More than 2,000 jobs are expected to be created by the development.