Derby Bondholder success for Nightingale Quarter developer

Marketing Derby co-ordinated VIP event at Derby County Football Club this month

An exclusive Marketing Derby Bondholder event has been hailed a huge success by Nightingale Quarter developers who saw over 130 people attend the morning.

Donna Smith Sales Director for Wavensmere Homes talked through the development plans at the exclusive Bondholder event

Bondholder members were given a first look at the Nightingale Quarter plans held at the Derby County Football Club earlier this month.

Wavensmere Homes, who are behind the development on the former Derby Royal Infirmary site, were able to talk through the 800 unit scheme and showcase how it will look once it is finished in five years time.

Wavensmere Sales Director Donna Smith, who presented at the evening said:

“It was a pleasure for us to be able to host the event in the Captains Club overlooking the pitch, and it was a fantastic turn out from local businesses who were given an exclusive look at the inside of the homes with our computer generated images.

“This development will bring a huge boost to the local economy and business, from the amount of families who will be able to enjoy city centre living and being in close proximity to many of the major companies, along with a short distance from the train station and motorways. So this was a chance for the businesses to see the benefits we are bringing to the city and be the first to snap them up,” she added.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby added:

"We were delighted with the interest shown by the Derby business community in what was a packed and energetic session.

It's clear that team at Wavensmere have a genuine passion for the Nightingale Quarter, bringing a new much-needed residential offer into the heart of the city."

The event coincided with the week work began on site and groundworkers started preparing the land for the build, and within weeks that future homeowners will be able to sign up in the first release to market of property.

It has been five years since the site was demolished and after a number of false starts to develop the land by previous owners of the site, work has now begun.

The 18-acres will slowly be transformed by Wavensmere Homes for the £150 million development, which will become a green oasis’ for its new residents, including cycle routes, an open air gym and fitness area, children’s play areas and planting throughout the site.

Over 2,000 people have now registered their interest in the 125 two and three bedroom homes, before the further release of 675 one bed properties which are set to be opened for interest early this year.

Mrs Smith revealed it would be towards the end of February that potential buyers would be invited to sign up for the first wave of house releases for sale on the site.

The cost of homes for a two-bed property start at £185,000 and for a three-bed property at £220,000. Help to Buy is also available for first time buyers.

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

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