Ministerial Visit at Derby’s Castleward Urban Village Scheme
Published: 16 August 2019
Today, Secretary of State Robert Jenrick visited Derby’s Castleward Urban village to hear about the £100 million regeneration scheme to provide a minimum of 800 city centre homes.
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government was greeted by Council Leader, Chris Poulter and Dave Bullock, Managing Director of Compendium Living, who showed him around the development.
The visit included a viewing of 164 new homes and 12 retail units that are already constructed and occupied, as well as a visit to for further residential and commercial developments that are currently under construction.
The scheme, which is being completed over a number of phases, includes a new primary school and green space, with potential for an innovative mix of enterprise and studio living designed to retain graduates and nurture entrepreneurial talent.
Leader of Derby City Council, Chris Poulter, said:
We are delighted to welcome the Secretary of State to Castleward to show him the excellent work that has already been completed here and discuss plans going forward. The regeneration at Castleward showcases Derby city centre’s ongoing transformation and our commitment to our City Centre Masterplan to build 1,900 new housing units by 2030. I’d like to thank Homes England for their investment which has made a significant contribution to the success of the scheme. We very much look forward to working with them to deliver the remaining phases.
Compendium Living’s Managing Director, Dave Bullock, added:
We are excited to be given the opportunity to highlight our successful place-making developments here, which are the product of very effective partnership working with Derby City Council and Homes England.
Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:
The public and private sectors are working hand-in-hand to deliver not only homes needed today, but the strong communities of the future. As we strive to make the dream of home ownership a reality, it’s vital we build in a way that serves the needs of local communities, and the developments I’ve seen today are doing just that – delivering well-designed homes and high-quality jobs for local people.