Green light to transform long-vacant building into student accommodation

An disused building in Derby City Centre, which has been vacant for years, will finally undergo a transformation into student accommodation.

The property at 10-14 St. Helen’s Street used to be an industrial warehouse but has remained unused. It’s the only property on the street that isn’t in use.

The Elgie Group, developers who acquired the property, submitted an application for its transformation in September of the previous year.

The plan is to create 59 student bedrooms in ten separate student flats as part of a significant renovation project scheduled to begin either late this year or early in 2024.

Wilson Architects has been hired to design the new student accommodation, named The Marble Works in honour of the buildings previous business.

10-14 St. Helen’s Street will be renovated in its current state instead of being demolished a re-built.

In 2007 and 2008, several applications were submitted to expand the site and convert it into apartments. However, none of these proposals were ever approved.


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