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Castleward, Urban Regeneration, Derby

BSP engineers have been involved in the £100,000,000 regeneration plan for Castleward from concept. The development is a joint venture between Derby City Council and Compendium Living, and spans five phases over around 20 years.

When complete, Castleward will feature 800 new homes, 35,000 sq. ft. of commercial retail space, a primary school and community spaces on the 30-acre site close to the heart of Derby. The scheme includes a new boulevard which will link the railway station and city centre, lined with shops, cafés and offices.

The regeneration is a key element of the Derby Cityscape Masterplan, aiming to provide a highly sustainable, mixed-use urban village on what was an underused brownfield site on the edge of the city centre.

In 2014 it became the country’s second development project to receive Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) accreditation for its overall environmental sustainability (BREEAM Communities). It also won the regeneration award at the 2014 East Midlands fbe Awards.

BSP has been a member of the team since the pre-planning stage of the schedule.

Role

  • Pre-planning services, including site investigation, drainage strategy, flood risk assessment, and various traffic and transport services.
  • Civil engineer for phase one and the master planning of the whole site
  • Structural engineer for phase one and the master planning of the whole site
  • Geotechnical engineer for phase one and the master planning of the whole site
  • Transportation engineer for phase one and the master planning of the whole site

Client

Compendium Living

Contractor

Lovell

Architect

HTA Design LLP

Project Description

Major regeneration project to breathe new life into a key area of Derby to create hundreds of homes, thousands of square foot of commercial retail space, community areas and a new school - taking place in five phases spanning up to 20 years.

Value

£100,000,000

Completion

First phase due to be completed by 2015