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‘Raynesway apartment scheme is unlike anything the UK has seen’Plans for the ‘Entrada Derby’ development are tipped for approval21:25, 21 NOV 2017Updated23:47, 21 NOV 2017An artist impression of the proposed scheme
A proposed scheme for 122 apartments in Alvaston is “incredibly innovative” and “unlike anything else” seen before in the UK, a regeneration expert has said.
Developer Blom International wants to build two blocks on the corner of Raynesway and Belmore Way.
Called Entrada Derby, one block would be eight storeys and the other three storeys.
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Councillors will determine a planning application for the “build to rent” scheme today. More than 400 objections have been received but a report by the council’s planning director, David Gartside, recommends it be approved.
His conclusion is supported by Marketing Derby’s Tom Erskine, who helped promote the city to Blom International at the annual MIPIM property conference, in Cannes,
two years ago.
Mr Erskine said the Dutch developer had put together an impressive and unique scheme.
He said: “The site on Raynesway is intended to be an innovative residential showcase for a new way of modular construction in the UK that hasn’t been done before.
“The units would be constructed entirely from concrete off site which makes them incredibly well insulated, soundproof and spacious, as all the pipes and electric are built into the walls. The components are then assembled on site.
“It is an incredibly innovative, green scheme that is unlike anything else in the Midlands.
“It would provide residents with significantly reduced energy costs in an impressive and unique environment at an important gateway into the city.”
Despite the endorsements, councillors are under pressure from more than 400 residents to reject the scheme. Many are opposed to its proposed height and some neighbours fear their privacy would be comprised.
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After considering all the arguments and points of law, Mr Gartside’s report advises councillors to grant permission.
His report says: “The apartment scheme would amount to the redevelopment of a vacant brownfield site, which would deliver a significant number of new homes which would contribute towards the city’s five year supply target.
“The development would provide reasonable sized apartments, within a landscaped setting which would create a high quality living environment for the occupants. There would also be no significant adverse impacts on the amenities of the existing residential properties in the local area.”
An artist impression of the proposed scheme
Commercial property firm Rigby Co acted on behalf of Blom. Managing director Russell Rigby said he was pleased the scheme had been recommended for approval.
“A pure build to rent scheme in this type of location sends a very strong message out that Derby is ready to meet the growing needs of a changing residential market who are not all fixated by home ownership,” Mr Rigby said.
“The scheme will be a real benefit to many of the employers and their employees who occupy large scale facilities on nearby Raynesway and Derby Commercial Park.”