iHub Derby - manufacturing focused innovation and technology park, Derby

Delivering an award winning commercial development at Infinity Park

This exciting project delivered for Derby City Council is a flagship centre piece at the heart of Infinity Park; a new manufacturing focussed innovation and technology park awarded Enterprise Park status in the East Midlands.

Key information

Location: UK

Completion date: 2016

Client’s requirements

This prestigious and award winning* scheme aims to expand on Derby’s reputation as a centre of industry and manufacturing excellence, while regenerating a previously unpopulated area. The development has allowed for start-ups, early stage businesses and high growth SME’s to use the cutting-edge facilities as a catalyst for growth, attracting new investments by providing bespoke, high-quality working environments for local businesses, in keeping with the city’s “planes, trains and automobiles” ethos.

Derby City Council’s proposal was to design and construct on The Innovation Campus, a ten-acre site owned by Rolls-Royce. The construction works are funded by the RGF and ERDF, in addition to the University of Derby and Derby City Council. The project has been developed in partnership with Aston University, Cranfield University and Rolls-Royce, and aims to encourage inward movement of hi-tech SME’s from the industrial and manufacturing industry to the Derby area.

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend provided a full management and design team to work with Derby City Council to procure the site and construct and deliver the iHub which acts as an environmental benchmark for all subsequent development at the enterprise park.

Making the difference

 

*East Midlands Property Awards 2017 “Design Excellence”.

* RICS East Midlands Awards 2017 – Winner – ‘Commercial’ category.

For further information contact:

Kathryn Bates
Business Generation Manager, UK Central South