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First enquiries open for historic Nightingale Quarter Homes

£150 million development planned for historic site

Prospective buyers wanting to be first in line to register their interest for the new homes set to be built at the historic Nightingale Quarter site, can do so from this week.

Enquiries are now officially being accepted by developers, Wavensmere Homes, for the first wave release of the luxury 125 two and three-bedroom homes, which will form part of the 800 planned for the site.

The £150 million development, which will also include apartments, is set to be built over the next five years on the site of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.

Planning permission was granted earlier this year by Derby City Council, and Wavensmere directors were careful to keep the iconic Pepperpot structures available for the whole community to enjoy and continue being major landmarks of the city. They will be transformed into a community hub café, exhibition space, gym and meeting rooms.

James Dickens, Managing Director of Wavensmere Homes, said:

“There has been an incredible amount of interest in the site and we are so proud to be able to be moving the development forward after laying dormant for four years. This is one of our most exciting projects to date, and so we wanted to make sure everyone who has messaged us to enquire about living there can now formally do so as we are planning to have work starting on site this autumn.

“Derby residents are incredibly fond of the Pepperpot structures due to their local historical significance, so this was a large part of the look and feel of the whole development, and we cannot wait to get started on creating a new chapter for the Nightingale Quarter and the city,” he added.

The eighteen and a half-acre site will be a ‘green oasis’ for residents, including cycle routes, an open air gym and fitness area, children’s play areas and planting throughout the site.

The site was demolished in 2015 and was untouched until being taken over by Wavensmere Homes last autumn

All two and three-bedroom homes will be of a high spec, and include parking spaces and gardens.

Developers are expecting the site to be popular for first time buyers, as well as commuters wanting to keep a piece of city life due to its proximity to the train station and major shopping outlets and restaurants in the heart of Derby.

Sales Director Donna Smith said:

“First completions are expected to be taking place in Spring 2020 and we know they are just going to be snapped up, so it’s important that people get their names on the list within the next few weeks.”

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby said:

"This is a really important step in bringing forward development of one of the largest city centre residential sites in the country. We have been working very closely with Wavensmere Homes to ensure a smooth landing in the city and they are keen to become part of the Derby family. The Nightingale Quarter is a massive investment that will quickly become a desirable residential location in the city centre providing 800 much needed homes. We all have personal memories of the DRI and I look forward to seeing this important part of Derby's past becoming a vital community asset for its future."

For those wanting to register their interest in the homes, visit

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