The people of Derby should be very excited at what is to become a bright future for their city centre. After a long period of low investment in the city, the council has started the planning of major development projects and major improvements to the city centre’s infrastructure to breathe new life into the whole area. In April 2003, Derby Cityscape Ltd was established as the company to oversee the urban transformation of Derby and created a master plan for the city which would include, a new Further Education college, major expansion of the Eagle shopping Centre, housing developments by the riverside, and proposals for upgrading transport links into and out of the city centre.
The Masterplan was created and unveiled in 2005 and work began on putting it into practice, but 5 years on – how much progress has been made?
Here we take a look at what has already been achieved from the plan, what the p