Events. Funding. Place Projects - 28 May 2019

Consultation ends on design for new Assembly Rooms co-funded by D2N2

A two-week engagement period on the emerging designs for the new Derby Assembly Rooms has ended.

Derby City Council held a two week engagement period between May 13 and 24. People were able to give their views online, and visit two drop-in sessions where they could discuss the proposals with the project team and have their say.

D2N2 Local Growth Fund

Around £4.48million of the £24m total it will cost to redevelop the site is due to come from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) investment, subject to the submission of a detailed business plan. 

D2N2 is the private sector-led partnership which promotes economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It has been allocated more than £250m in LGF funding from the Government, to part-fund infrastructure projects which directly help its area’s economy and create jobs.

The Future of the Assembly Rooms

Derby City Council will now analyse the feedback and include it within both the planning application and the final designs for the project.

Councillor Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council, said: “Whilst we will now need to fully analyse the feedback we’ve received, the initial indication suggests the public like the designs to transform this much-loved venue and get it back into use.  Once analysed, the architects for the project will use the feedback to help them to finalise the designs so a planning application to seek approval to start the transformation can be submitted.”

“The New Assembly Rooms will serve as an entertainment hub for the city centre, and together with the £11.2m regeneration of the Market Hall into a contemporary, vibrant retail and cultural destination will breathe new life into this part of the city centre and prove a significant draw for those wishing to come and enjoy Derby both during the day and night.”

The plans for the Assembly Rooms and Market Hall are part of the City Centre Masterplan, which aims to create 4,000 jobs, lever £3.5bn of investment and create 1900 new homes by 2030.

Media wanting further information about the D2N2 LEP can contact D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer Luke Stott on 0115 9578749 or email:

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