Derby’s Castleward shortlisted for regional construction award

Derby’s £100 million Castleward development is once again leading the way in the construction industry after being shortlisted for the Forum for the Built Environment Awards.

Castleward, which is currently undergoing redevelopment by specialists Compendium Living to become a new residential neighbourhood, has been shortlisted for the East Midlands Refurbishment and Regeneration award due to the well-designed new homes and commercial space it is bringing to the heart of Derby.

The Forum for the Built Environment is the leading independent built environment networking organisation, which celebrates the benefits of developments as a whole.

Dave Bullock, Managing Director at Compendium Living, comments: “We are proud to see phase one of Castleward shortlisted for this award, which is another great achievement for the development.

“This nomination highlights the successful design and delivery of this exciting project and demonstrates that we are leading the way in innovative city centre development.

“By transforming what was underused brownfield land into a vibrant place to live, work and socialise, we are breathing new life into this area of Derby and making it an attractive place to call home.”

Construction projects from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire will discover whether they have won at a special awards dinner on Thursday 9th October.

Castleward is the redevelopment of 30 acres of brownfield land between Derby Midland Station and the Intu shopping centre, which will become a brand new community of sustainable homes and businesses.

In total, Castleward will feature 800 new homes and 35,000 sq ft of commercial space, as well as a public open space and a new boulevard linking the railway station to the city centre.