Leonard Design have developed two masterplans for Derbion, a vibrant hub for retail, leisure and dining in Derby city centre. The masterplan designs will be presented at a public exhibition for the next two days (2/3rd December).
The transformational plans look to regenerate two major sites: The Eagle Quarter and Bradshaw Way Retail Park. The proposals include 1,250 homes, new retail units, modern office offerings and pleasing public spaces.
Looking to the future, the masterplan is designed to deliver a framework for long-term development over the next 10 years and further. The Eagle Quarter development also integrates with the Eastern Gateway scheme. This scheme aims to improve public access and connectivity between Derby bus station and the city centre with new retail and leisure offerings as well as a new public heart .
Beth McDonald, commercial director at Derbion, said: “We believe that increasing the mix of uses across both the Eagle Quarter and Bradshaw Way sites would improve the vitality of the city centre, increase connectivity and encourage people to actively enjoy and engage with the developing spaces, creating a more attractive gateway experience for visitors.”
Welcoming the masterplan, John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, said: “The Derbion plans, and associated investment, form a significant part of the repurposing of Derby city centre and can be seen as another vote of confidence in its future.
“The Eastern Gateway will bring a much-needed transformation to the area around the bus station – and the Eagle Quarter further develops Derby’s city living offer.
“It’s also good to see that serious thought is being given to developing Bradshaw Way, better reflecting its high profile, central location.”
A public exhibition of the masterplan proposals will be open to the public at Derbion, on the upper mall opposite Zara, on Friday from 11am to 4pm and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.