Major new performance venue gets green light

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Derby’s ambition to get a new entertainment and events venue has moved a step closer after detailed planning consent was granted by Derby City Council.

At a meeting of the Derby City Council planning committee held last night (October 7), councillors voted in favour of plans for the 3,500 capacity performance venue on the site of the former Pennine Hotel, Pink Coconut nightclub and Laurie House offices, subject to a change to a condition.

The plans were submitted by Leeds-based developers St James Securities, who are building out the wider £200m Becketwell regeneration scheme.

The performance venue, which will be delivered as part of phase two of the scheme, will be owned by Derby City Council and managed by ASM Global.

The main auditorium will have a

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