Early in 2020, with the Assembly Rooms refurbishment plan in tatters, St James Securities (SJS)- the developer of Becketwell, presented the Council with an offer it couldn’t refuse; to build a modern, […]
Following the Tories’ failed manifesto promise to refurbish the Assembly Rooms, their next plan was to accept the offer from St James Securities to build a New Performance venue in the Becketwell […]
Becketwell Arena – vague “early doors” plans and a poor business case. Why is the Tory Council shy about scrutiny?
On 10th July 2020, the Council unveiled its plans for the Assembly Rooms replacement. A brand new 3500 seat Arena to be located in the Becketwell area currently under development by St […]
At the 12 February 2020 Cabinet meeting 2 reports will be presented : Developing Derby as a Visitor Destination : Destination Management Plan (DMP) 2020 – 2025 Derby Culture Strategy 2020 – […]
Assembly Rooms : Council uses inflated benefit figures in D2N2 funding bid to massage its business case.
Derby News’ article on January 2019 “Assembly Rooms: Is the Council’s ‘Refurbished’ option really Value for Money?” concluded, based on leaked documents, that the Conservative Council’s preferred option of a Refurbished Assembly […]
Assembly Rooms refurbishment : Council will inevitably announce a cost overrun to the £24m budget – just a matter of time!
Last week, Derby City Council declared that the completion date for the refurbished Assembly Rooms had slipped from Autumn 2020 to November 2021. Despite this, they maintained that the budget will remain […]
In December 2018 the Conservative administration announced their plans to refurbish and enhance the Assembly Rooms for £24m. This was in contrast to the previous Labour administration’s plans to build a new […]
Council re-writes history on Assembly Rooms; What happened to Cllr Repton’s “high quality experience”?
Derby City Council have very short memories when it comes to their aspirations, vision and enthusiasm for the Assembly Rooms. Cllr Martin Repton, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture back in 2013 […]
At 17:22 hrs on Friday 14 March 2014, a fire broke out in the air handling unit supplying the Assembly Rooms; it was totally destroyed. According to BB7, an organisation who was […]