Derbion Submits Plans to Transform Site of The Eagle Market


A plan has been submitted to Derby City Council by Derbion which will transform the current site of the Eagle Market if approved.

Phase one of the Eagle Quarter development is already being considered within the proposed Eastern Gateway project on part of the existing Eagle Market site. This project received funding from the Future High Streets Fund in 2021 to assist in transforming the site into a new welcoming arrival from the bus station.

The proposals will improve public access from the bus station, build a new entrance to Derbion on East Street, add additional shops and leisure outlets and create a new public boulevard. A planning application for this element of the Derbion Masterplan was submitted to Derby City Council on 21 November 2022.

The masterplan includes new homes and commercial uses with new public spaces and walkable streets that will integrate the site with the rest of the City Centre and improve new connections to the river. There is scope to introduce some tall buildings to make better use of the site with new food and beverage, leisure and other activity at ground floor level. The proposals will contribute towards the Council’s vision in a way that responds positively to the site context including surrounding character areas.

Key components of the Derbion Masterplan for the Eagle Quarter include:

  • – The masterplan shows there may be the potential to provide approximately 850 new City Centre homes through the introduction of some taller buildings. The new buildings will be designed to a high standard and maximise views towards the river.

Commercial uses – New food and beverage, leisure and other new activities at ground floor will diversify the uses in this part of the City Centre and help create a vibrant new place.

Green Heart – A Green Heart will be the focal point of the new development. A big green space with an entrance to Derbion, it will be a new place for everyone to enjoy.

  • – A new Green Boulevard is proposed to link the development from Morledge in the north to the Green Heart in the centre of the site. New walkable streets will significantly improve accessibility within and around this area of the City Centre including to the River Derwent.

Gateway development – The masterplan increases the height of new buildings towards the east of the site with a new landmark building proposed in the eastern corner, marking the gateway into the heart of the area.


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