MacArthur House is a stunning collection of 118 apartments, part of the Nightingale neighbour regeneration scheme, nestled in the heart of Derby’s bustling centre. Nightingale Quarter is a truly unique development, incorporating 925 city centre homes including six acres of green open space, parkland and gardens. It’s easy to forget that you are so centrally located.
Derby itself is a city putting itself on the map, with some of the highest employment rates in the country, with companies like Toyota, Rolls Royce and Bombardier leading the way in the cities’ advanced manufacturing sector.
The Nightingale Quarter is one of the largest city centre regeneration sites in the UK, covering more than 18.5 acres. The development has been sympathetically designed to incorporate the iconic Victorian “Pepper Pot” buildings, which will remain on site as a permanent reminder of the heritage of the development. Pepper Pot North will become the hub of the community with a cafe and eatery at its heart. Pepper Pot South, will be transformed into a community gym to be enjoyed by all.
An Introduction to Derby
Derby is the UK’s most central city boasting 254,000 residents with a further 2.1 million people living within a 45-minute radius. The city recently ranked second in the UK Powerhouse City Growth Tracker report, sitting between Cambridge and Oxford. Derby is an international hub for the aerospace, automotive and rail industries. The world headquarters for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace is located in the city, together with Bombardier’s UK transport division. Toyota’s principal UK manufacturing plant is also based in Derbyshire. These three companies employ over 20,000 people locally, with many more employed by companies that form a part of their extensive supply chains
Boasting a wealth of cultural and entertainment venues, the city of Derby enjoys a distinctive and colourful ambience. The Derby Museum & Art Gallery, located on the gorgeous Strand, is home to a charming and varied range of internationally significant collections, whilst The Silk Mill Museum, located on the banks of the River Derwent, displays fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial heritage. Market Place now hosts QUAD, a modern cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop venue, while the nearby Guildhall Theatre continues to offer intimate live theatre and musical performances throughout the year. Derby Cathedral runs an annual programme of services, concerts and events, with the wider Cathedral Quarter playing host to CQ Saturdays, as well as the Derby Comedy Festival, Derby Feste and Derby Folk Festival. Beyond Derby, a number of music festivals take place across the region every year, including the Y Not Festival.