Residential developer, Wavensmere Homes, has purchased the 18.5-acre former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site in Derby city centre and is transforming it into a high quality residential neighbourhood of over 900 homes – called the Nightingale Quarter.

The £150m investment includes the refurbishment of the iconic pepper pot buildings for community use, including a gym, cafe and meeting rooms, and green spaces to support residents’ outdoor recreation.


As a strategic regeneration site in the city, with historic elements, Marketing Derby supported Wavensmere through its planning application, including writing formal letters of support as part of the planning process, to emphasise the strong economic benefits the development brings to Derby. Support has also included the provision of market intelligence and viability data to funders of the scheme, introductions to specialised local business support and profile raising activities amongst the local business community, including potential buyers and occupiers.

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