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Launch of Nightingale Quarter a success

The hotly anticipated launch of one of Derby’s most dynamic developments was a resounding success on Saturday 29th February, with Nightingale Quarter seeing 40 plots sold off-plan to buyers keen to invest in the future of Derby.

The site proved popular with hundreds of people attending the launch event with both First Time Buyers and Investors eager to secure their new properties at Nightingale Quarter, which will boast one and two bedroom apartments, and two and three bedroom houses.

Taking advantage of the launch, investors made up large proportion of buyers on the day who no doubt wanted to capitalise on Derby being a successful university town. Not to mention, the city centre is currently a property hot spot, with rental yields predicted to be £300 above the average rental value in Derby as buyers look to remain close to the thriving area.

First Time Buyers were keen to secure their new homes off-plan on launch day with the well-designed houses proving to be popular as a first home, and home movers opting for two or three bedroom houses. Aaron Ottewell, Branch Manager at haart Derby explains why Nightingale Quarter has proved popular with both investors, home movers and first time buyers: ‘We’ve seen great success with the release of Phase 1 and delighted that so many people are choosing it for their home. No doubt buyers see the value in what Nightingale Quarter has to offer, as well its proximity to Derby’s flourishing cultural scene and shopping district.’

The development has drawn a lot of interest from Derby residents and beyond since it was announced towards the end of 2019, with nearly 800 units due to be built on the site of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary over the next 5 years. Paired with the £4billion investment that Derby has seen injected into the area since 2009, Nightingale Quarter is set to bring not just new homes to the city centre but jobs and thriving community hub providing leisure facilities, kids play areas and a restaurant. The development will also contribute a sizeable economic benefit to businesses in the area and to the planned new businesses to site.

A landmark development, Nightingale Quarter will retain the iconic pepper pot buildings that have remained on the site since the hospital closed in 2009, as well as the Grade II listed stone wall that surrounds the development. The pepper pots are being transformed into a gym and café to benefit the new community and honour a vital part of Derby’s history.

Claire Drewett, Divisional Sales Director for haart New Homes was thrilled with turnout for the launch: ‘It’s amazing to see people investing in the city and in Derby’s future. Nightingale Quarter has been positively received by the community and we are confident that Derby’s economy will benefit tremendously over the coming years thanks to the impact Nightingale Quarter will have.’

The final few units of Phase One can be reserved by contacting haart Derby or to find out more about Derby’s most exciting developments, call on 01332 361 621.   

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