Derby council to deliver new £33m leisure complex

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Derby swimming complex

The complex is set to open on the Moorways site by 2020 and will include a 10-lane pool capable of staging regional competitions, as well as a a café, soft play area, treatment rooms, and a gym with up to 150 stations. Additionally, there will be parking for 340 cars and 17 cycle racks.

Councillor Baggy Shanker said: “The design of the new pool will respond to Derby’s industrial history and seek to relate to its context through its appearance and function, effectively serving as the gateway to the adjacent Rolls-Royce complex.”

The adjacent Rolls-Royce complex has also experience recent growth having teamed up with Siemens and Airbus to form a partnership, which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator at the site to support hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.

Ahead of unveiling the new proposals, Derby council also approved planning permissions for three new resi schemes in the city by Matthew Montague, Wheeldon Homes, Simon Foote and Blom International.

Wheeldon Homes is set to build a five-storey, 33 apartment block next to the River Derwent, Simon Foote will build 39 upmarket student apartments built on the former Samways Cycle store on Ashbourne Road, while Blom will now commence with plans to create Entrada Derby, a 122 apartment scheme off Raynesway on the city’s southside.