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Nightingale Quarter development properties are in flight as work re-starts after Covid-19 lockdown


Workers have started back at Derby’s city centre development The Nightingale Quarter as home building surges forward on site.


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Workers are back on site at Derby’s Nightingale Quarter and all set to open on time




Wavensmere Homes, the developers behind the £150 million build in the heart of Derby City Centre, have confirmed that it’s back to ‘all systems go’ on the site as lockdown restrictions have eased.


James Dickens, managing director of the company said it was a positive sign for the region and they were still on track to fulfil their promise of the 800-homes.


He said: “We have been very careful to protect our subcontractors throughout this period, and with them coming back on site now, we are making sure we are COVID compliant, while maintaining productivity for the works.


“We are very excited about being back, and even more so about finally being able to start work on the Pepper Pot South building which we know a lot of residents in and around the city will be interested in seeing,” he said.


Brickwork is also due to start being laid from the start of August, which is when the changes will really be noticed on site.


Demand has also been incredibly high for properties, as lockdown has peaked buyers’ interest in new homes, and James said they were expecting a flurry of people getting set to want to buy from new.


Hannah Kelham, Head of New Homes for Connells Group said the amount of enquiries they had been getting was unprecedented over the last two months.


“Sales are up 250% on last July, this is spurred on from incentives such as Help To Buy, the incredible mortgage rates and the government’s recent announcement about the Stamp Duty break for all properties under £500,000. There has never been a better time to buy.


“At Ashley Adams, part of the Connells Group and based in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, this trend is even more prevalent, and people have been coming to us specifically asking about the Nightingale Quarter. So it’s a huge positive for us during times which have been very uncertain for many,” she added.


Hannah said: “The cost of homes for a two-bed property at the site start at £191,000 and for a three-bed property at £220,000. Help to Buy is also available for first time buyers and there are some fantastic benefits to living at Nightingale Quarter and we have dedicated specialists who can explain how this scheme works and how you can take your first steps on the property ladder in this prestigious development.”


Ashley Adams are handling enquiries for the first of the 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments and houses, being constructed on the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site.

The 18-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 infirmary’s iconic pepper pot buildings will be retained for community use, with residents having access to numerous facilities including a café, gym, exhibition space and meeting rooms.

Enquiries opened for the first wave release of the luxury 125 two and three-bedroom homes opened earlier this year, and already hundreds of people have expressed an interest in them.

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