Virtual Consultation Event for New Becketwell Performance Venue Starts on Monday 14 June
By: St James Securities
St James Securities, the developers behind the £200m Becketwell regeneration scheme, are consulting on their plans for the new performance venue, which is being built on the site of the former Laurie House offices and NCP multi-storey car park in Derby.
The consultation event runs from Monday 14 June – Friday 25 June 2021 and will take the form of a virtual exhibition, which will go live at 8.00am on Monday 14 June at www.becketwell.co.uk.
A virtual presentation and Q & A session are also taking place from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 June, where St James Securities and the project team will address questions raised through responses to the exhibition. Anyone wishing to register should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located at the heart of the wider mixed-use Becketwell development currently being delivered by St James Securities, the purpose-built venue will be a fully flexible, scalable space capable of staging concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows, musical theatre, conferences, and exhibitions. It will have a 3,500 standing capacity auditorium and seat 600 - 2,500 people in a seated capacity. A secondary space of the venue will have a capacity of up to 400.
The new performance venue will be forward funded and owned by Derby City Council and run by world class operator ASM Global, the world's leading producer of entertainment, sports, and exhibition experiences around the world.
Commenting on the consultation event, Oliver Quarmby, managing director of St James Securities, said:
"We're delighted to be able to share our ambitious plans for Derby's new performance venue with residents, businesses and the public over the next couple of weeks.
"This ambitious project is set to significantly increase Derby's cultural attraction and the overall profile of the city, and bring an outstanding, modern performance venue to Derby.
"We would encourage neighbours and businesses to visit the virtual exhibition where they can view the proposals in detail. Their feedback will help us shape our planning application and ensure the performance venue delivers the maximum possible benefits to the people of Derby."
An outline planning application for the performance venue is set to be submitted in late July 2021 and will be accompanied by a range of technical documentation covering matters such as traffic generation and car parking, noise, and air quality.
Subject to planning consent being granted, work on the performance venue is set to commence in early 2022, with handover to the operator in 2024.
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