£35m apartment building completed at the Nightingale Quarter project

Fox House, Nightingale Quarter

Wavensmere Homes has finished building Fox House, in its Nightingale Quarter project in Derby city centre.

Costing £35m, Fox House is the second standalone apartment building to be completed this year, alongside 35 houses, contributing to the £175m scheme.

In 2023, keys for a total of 395 new homes in the Nightingale Quarter were handed over to buyers.

Fox House, comprising 209 apartments, saw 90% sold off-plan, and residents are now moving in.

The ground floor of the building is being transformed into a communal co-working space for all 925 homes on the 18.5-acre site.

Construction is progressing for Dalton House, featuring 67 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Located at the front of the development with a view of London Road, the construction of a final residential building is set to begin in May 2024.

Craig Gee, construction director for Wavensmere Homes, said: “Fox House is the largest of the eight apartment buildings at Nightingale Quarter, which we can proudly say is one of the UK’s most significant city centre regeneration projects. Taking 26 months to construct using a steel frame, 240,000 Ibstock bricks, and 519 windows, Fox House rises to five storeys. Located at the rear of the scheme in an elevated position, it looks onto the rest of the development and adds so much to the sense of community and grandeur.

“Boasting a DE1 postcode, Nightingale Quarter has transformed Derby’s city living offering. Many residents walk to work in the city centre, while others commute, but all will be spending their free time and disposal income locally. This is leading to an upsurge of quality shops, restaurants, bars, and leisure amenities. What’s more, we have heard firsthand how these energy-efficient new homes are helping Derby’s major employers to attract new recruits.

“2024 will be equally exciting at Nightingale Quarter, as we look forward to the launch of the Pepperpot restaurant and the co-working space, the completion of Dalton House, and the start of construction work to the final phase.”

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