Derby contractor starts work on office conversion project

DSP (Interiors) has been appointed to create a new home for Derby’s Central United Reformed Church, which is leaving its existing site on the corner of Becketwell Lane and Victoria Street to make way for the much-anticipated £200 million Becketwell Regeneration scheme.

Derby-based DSP has already started work on the project to convert former offices at Stuart House on Green Lane into a new multi-purpose facility for Central URC.

The scheme was granted planning approval in Autumn last year.

Andy Priestley, director of DSP Interiors, said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Central United Reformed Church on this unique project. We have succeeded in designing a space which will serve as a place of worship and will also provide multiple uses for the community.

“Work has already started on clearing the existing interior ready for the fit-out. We hope the Church will continue to prosper in its new home for many more years to come.”

John Brebner, regeneration project leader at Central United Reformed Church, added: “It is really important that our new facility is fully accessible in order to meet the needs of the diverse range of people who use the Church’s facilities.

“DSP have done a fantastic job in incorporating this into the new design, especially the multi-purpose hall and meeting rooms. We’re confident our new facility will meet the needs of our congregation and the very important community services it offers.”

The new Central United Reformed Church is set to open to the public in May 2020.