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The most central city in the UK, well-located for easy travel around the East Midlands, North and beyond. Perfect for nature lovers seeking that sought-after life and work balance, it also neighbours the glorious Peak District National Park.   

Buying a new build house in Derby

In this historic city, you get the best of both worlds, and an energy-efficient new build is a money and timing saving choice that matches the comforts of Derbyshire life. Giving you more freedom to enjoy all it has to offer.

Living in Derby

All roads lead to…

Derby has long been a desirable location due to its positioning and wide array of motorway connections. With the M1 so close by, linking to the south of Greater London and north to Sheffield and Leeds, and other major roads such as the A6, A38, and A50 – it really is a commuter’s dream.

For travel by rail, the train station offers journeys across the UK. With journey times to London St Pancras, for example, taking approximately an hour and a half. The East Midlands Airport is also only 20 minutes by car, which is perfect for quick getaways when you need a relaxing break. 

From nursery to new graduate

Perfect for any age of development, the area has up to 15 state secondary schools, along with a wide selection of primary schools and nurseries. 

The city is also home to the historic and highly popular Grammar School, a leading independent school which teaches children from ages four to 18, and there are also two other independent choices. Plus, a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available from the University of Derby.

A vibrant city of culture

A foodie haven, the city is full of creativity, culture and great nightlife. Its beautiful Cathedral Quarter is a popular shopping destination, plus it has a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and clubs to suit every taste. For festival-lovers, there’s year-round events including the Derby Festé and Folk Festival, the very popular winter CAMRA Beer Festival, and there’s even a grassroots film festival.

Start your new build journey in Derby

Choosing your new house is one of the biggest decisions in life that you make. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

To explore more locations, browse our other Derbyshire housing developments below, including Chellaston, Matlock and more…