Future High Streets Fund bid successful

24 Oct 2019

Derby City Council have been selected by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to go forward into the next phase and development a business case to rejuvenate areas of the city centre.

The Derby Future High Streets Fund bid focuses on the traditional high street areas of the city including St Peters Street, Victoria Street and East Street and will see this area redeveloped and diversified. The business case will help connect key destinations in the city centre, like intu, Becketwell and the Market Hall, and create a high quality experience on Derby’s high street for residents, businesses and visitors.

The council submitted a bid in March 2019, in collaboration with the Vibrant City Partnership, and with support from the Future High Streets Fund, plan to have a business case in place for the city by Spring 2020.

Helen Wathall, Chair of St Peters Quarter BID said:

St Peters Quarter BID worked closely with Derby City Council and partners on the Future High Streets application and it is excellent news that the city has been selected to progress to the next stage. This represents a fantastic opportunity to unleash the city’s potential and to create a city centre of relevance not only today but into the future.

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