Scheme for 400 homes at former Rolls-Royce factories

Aerial view of the Marble Hall factory where the homes will be built (Image courtesy of Google Maps)

Plans have been submitted to construct 398 properties on two former Rolls-Royce sites in Derby.

The development, a joint project by the city council and builder Keepmoat Homes, include a variety of houses apartments and bungalows at the back of the Marble Hall factory in Nightingale Road and Osmaston Road, in Osmaston

The Marble Hall site is one of the city’s most recognised landmarks but has been empty since Rolls Royce moved out some 10 years ago.

The surrounding factories were demolished but the grade-II listed Hall remains and has been converted into a business hub.

Keepmoat Homes says: “The development will deliver much needed new housing in the area and support home buyers in getting on the property ladder through the delivery of affordable two, three and four-bedroom housing and apartments.”

Ward Councillor Baggy Shanker, cabinet member for finance and governance, described the application as “great news”.

He said: “We have pushed for Marble Hall to be revitalised for many years now and this sustainable housing scheme is a perfect match.

“The finer details will be decided at the planning stages but I’m very pleased to see the plans come to fruition.”