Our Opportunities

Derbyshire welcomes inward investment alongside a thriving indigenous business base to make a significant contribution to our economy through job creation, innovation, research and development.

We have a range of opportunities from urban locations in our larger towns to rural sites in spectacular landscapes.

This combination of sites and locations is a real ‘game-changer’ that will lead to the continuing regeneration of Derbyshire.

Your enquiry is important to us, whether you are looking for your new commercial facility with easy access to transport networks, a residential site to support a growing community or a new high street location for your retail business, let us help match your requirement to the latest opportunities.

Get in touch to discuss your specific needs and join the growing number of companies and investors who are discovering Derbyshire.

Take advantage of…

…our connectivity

Derbyshire’s geographic location enables ease of logistics by road, rail and air with major sites available next to major arterial routes (M1, A50, A38) attracting key employers, such as at Markham Vale, Horizon 29 and Dove Valley Park.

The proximity of our sites to neighbouring cities – Manchester and Sheffield to the north, Derby and Nottingham to the south – is an important driver for businesses considering Derbyshire. The ability to combine an excellent quality of life with strong economic viability, for example in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales, is becoming an increasingly important factor.

Derbyshire is also part of the UK’s only inland Freeport, as part of the East Midlands Freeport. The East Midlands Intermodal Park in South Derbyshire, located adjacent to Toyota UK, will be a special economic zone with the potential to drive innovation and growth.

…our vibrant communities

Spread across Derbyshire’s stunning landscape are many vibrant market towns, bringing local character and providing important hubs for residents and tourists as part of a thriving visitor economy which attracts 35 million tourist visitors each year.

Picturesque locations such as Bakewell, Buxton, Belper and Ashbourne are attracting interest from businesses looking to tap into new markets. In a post-Covid world, when UK high streets are re-inventing themselves, capital investors are exploring real estate opportunities such as in Swadlincote and Chesterfield.

To accommodate a growing population and local workforce, major residential and mixed-use sites are being brought forward – for example; Shipley Lakeside, Clowne Garden Village and Drakelow Park – maximising community spaces, green corridors and waterside environments.

…our ambition

Derbyshire is home to world-class companies and a diverse and skilled workforce and we are ambitious to create an environment in which our people and our businesses thrive.  The sympathetic and strategic restoration of our physical assets, re-purposing of our landscape and regeneration of key sites underpin the vision we have for our place.

Across Derbyshire, over £100m of Levelling Up, Stronger Towns funding and monies for Future High Street projects have been secured from central government towards strategic regeneration projects in places including Buxton, Clay Cross, Heanor and Long Eaton.

Where else can you consider the opportunities of former quarries, 18th century mills, airfields, power stations and reclaimed parklands? Derbyshire’s rich industrial past is being transformed into an exciting future.

Investment Prospectus

The Derbyshire Investment Prospectus showcases our major regeneration sites and key developments to give investors, developers and end-users a flavour of the opportunities on offer.

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