Hotel & Apartments - Full Street

Design & Build

This scheme saw Clegg manage the construction of a two-building development comprising a new 118-bedroom Premier Inn and 46 residential units in the historic Cathedral Quarter of Derby, undertaken as part of the regeneration of the city’s Derwent Riverfront.


The new development replaced the former police station, with Clegg managing the safe and controlled demolition of this existing building.
The hotel utilises a timber frame to accommodate the bedrooms in a gross internal area of 4,057m2 (43,670ft2) and 46-unit residential building complete with basement car parking and associated external works. The ground floor includes a reception area, staff accommodation, a restaurant, and bar areas.

Site Challenges

This scheme was logistically challenging due to its main road location and close proximity to a Grade II Listed Magistrates Court (refurbished by Clegg in 2014) and the River Derwent.
Through the scheme, we ensured that inconvenience was minimised and health and safety prioritised through a careful and considerately-planned approach, including pre-planned material deliveries, secure segregation of site, traffic management, and open communication with the local community (via meetings, newsletters, posters, video meetings and site tours) to ensure that local residents and shoppers were kept informed of the progress of works. In addition, arrangements were made with the nearby Cathedral to halt piling whilst a major service took place.


This building was designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’, which required a fabric-first approach.

Air source heat pump boilers generated hot water to serve the needs of the hotel in line with Whitbread’s target to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions.

Environmental and Social Value

The hotel’s undercroft basement design incorporated a flood wall and the car park entrance had a floor defence barrier – both of which were installed by Clegg as part of the joint City Council / Environment Agency initiative, Our City Our River (OCOR).
During the project, we engaged with a Becket Primary School to deliver a presentation on the project, helping to provide pupils with an elementary understanding of building engineering.