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Thought it would be nice for a Derby development to have it's own thread, as this is a major project that will take over many years and covers a vast area of South Derby. Does it not deserve one.... Infinity Park will also be an enterprise zone and the whole development is estimated at £200m developing a 250 acre high tech business park.
The Roll Royce campus will be a significant investment in it's current 300 acre site in Sinfin and involves developing a modern campus environment by replacing old buildings and roads with a modern development over a number of years.
 

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Looking at the map it does have a direct line of sight, as Shepshed and the airport don't seem in the way.
 

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Yes there is a line of sight to be fair. Not sure whether the higher Beacon Hill and Bardon Hill might prevent a view to Bradgate Park though? Though there might be a view between them.

From the highest point at Bradgate Park, you can see Nottingham but from memory the view toward Derby is blocked by another hill and woodland. I'm pretty sure that from Beacon Hill you get very clear views toward Nottingham and Derby. Never been to Bardon Hill, but from there you can see a quarter of England...
 

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You can see the power station clearly from the roof of the large test beds, I've never seen Bradgate Park from up there though. The airport is visible but I think Beacon Hill blocks the view of Leicester.
 

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Update on link road for Infinity Park:

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/to-...-to-our-city/story-29488890-detail/story.html

T12: new link road joining Infinity Park to A50 to open
By zhawley | Posted: July 08, 2016


image: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/ima...50/Article/images/29488890/14832419-large.jpg

Pictured is an artist’s impression of what Infinity Park will eventually look like, complete with the link road connecting the 100-acre site to the A50. The iHub, towards the centre of the image, is the first building to spring up at Infinity Park and a handful businesses are expected to make it their new home in July. The rest of the park will be built over the next 10-20 years.
Pictured is an artist’s impression of what Infinity Park will eventually look like, complete with the link road connecting the 100-acre site to the A50. The iHub, towards the centre of the image, is the first building to spring up at Infinity Park and a handful businesses are expected to make it their new home in July. The rest of the park will be built over the next 10-20 years.

A ROAD that is the key to unlocking thousands of jobs in Derby is set to open later this month.

The T12 link road – a 2.4km single carriageway between Wilmore Road and Holmleigh Way – will link the city's Infinity Park to the A50 via Chellaston and Sinfin.

Known as Infinity Park Way, the road will be officially opened on Thursday, July 28, by Derbyshire Dales MP and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin.

He will undertake an inaugural drive along the road, accompanied by Derby City Council leader Councillor Ranjit Banwait, before the official opening of Infinity Park at the £11.8 million iHub – the first building on the 100-acre site.

Originally, it had been hoped that the park would be open by last December but a series of different problems led to the delay. This has included the installation of gas and water supplies to the 45,000 sq ft three-storey iHub building.

In May, a council spokesman said. "The main setback has been caused by the late supply of utilities to the new building, which is also hindering the completion of the new road which opens up Infinity Park. The formal opening of the road is dependent upon the connection of the power supply to the street lights which is in the hands of the utility companies."

image: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/ima...ages/276250/binaries/ihub building embeed.jpg


The iHub will be the first building to open on Infinity Park

The iHub will become home to a string of supply chain businesses from the planes, trains and automobile sector. A global engineering company and a Leicester-based law firm have been announced as the first businesses moving into the iHub. They are Canada-based Sciemetric, which tests and monitors processes across the assembly line, which will be joined by Serjeants – a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys based at Leicester's own hi-tech innovation hub.

The rest of Infinity Park – a collaboration between Derby City Council, the Harpur Crewe Estate, Rolls-Royce and developers Cedar House, Wilson Bowden and Peveril Securities – will be built over the next 15 to 20 years, with 8,000 people eventually expected to work there.
The park is seen as key to taking Derby's economy to the next level and helping the city to excel further in what it does best – innovation.


Read more at http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/to-...9488890-detail/story.html#MKvK0cj85LYPOayL.99
 

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Any updates on this scheme?
The site has been officially launched, the link road from the A50 to Wilmore road (Rolls Royce campus) is now open, the iHub enterprise centre is now open ...

This will be a slow burner - as it says in the article above, development of the site will be over the next 20 years, but crucial for the development of Derby, South Derbyshire and and the East Midlands in general.
 

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http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/wor...-takes-shape/story-29785514-detail/story.html

Part of Derby's Victory Road set to close for more than a year for work on Rolls-Royce campus
By chrispeddy | Posted: October 07, 2016

image: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/ima...50/Article/images/29785514/15601864-large.jpg

Victory Road, in red, would be removed to accommodate an all-encompassing Rolls-Royce campus with the service road, in blue, widened to provide an alternative route for traffic.
Victory Road, in red, would be removed to accommodate an all-encompassing Rolls-Royce campus with the service road, in blue, widened to provide an alternative route for traffic.

Part of a main Derby road is set to be closed for more than a year as Rolls-Royce's long-term plans for a new aerospace campus begin to become reality.

The £7 million project will block off part of Victory Road as it is reconfigured around the new complex, with the road due to close next month and a realigned road reopening next year.

The road currently cuts directly through Rolls-Royce's Sinfin site. The engine-maker had proposals for the road realignment and the campus development approved by the city council last year and, at a cabinet meeting this week, councillors stated the contracts for the roadworks were due to be signed at the end of the month.

The extensive project will see a service road connecting Merrill Way with Moor Lane widened and traffic instead sent around the outside of the site.

Rolls-Royce says that realigning the eastern end of the road will allow expected new traffic from the recently opened Infinity Park to move more freely. A spokeswoman said the company was happy with the council cabinet's decision to press ahead with the project.

She said: "Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision of Derby City Council to move forward with the realignment of Victory Road. This change to the existing public road network near our sites and the recently opened Infinity Park development will allow expected new traffic to flow more freely. We will take this development into account as we continue to develop our plans to create a campus in the area."

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The Rolls-Royce site with the section of Victory Road to be closed cutting through the middle.

The section of Victory Road that currently cuts through the site will be handed to Rolls-Royce and the land on the perimeter would be handed to Derby City Council for the development of the new road. The £7.35 million work will be funded by Rolls-Royce and D2N2, the local enterprise partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, with the D2N2 growth fund providing £2 million of the bill and the company paying the rest.

Councillor Ranjit Banwait, leader of the Labour-led city council, said it was a "relief" that the work was going ahead. At the cabinet meeting, he said: "They are a modern, high-tech, state-of-the-art company. Here, the buildings are very historic but they are past their sell-by date. The fact they have made a commitment to update their campus here in the city means we can breathe a sigh of relief. I'm really pleased that the campus is now starting to take shape and, in the next couple of years, we will start to see it."

Deputy leader of the council Martin Rawson said: "I'm delighted to bring this report to support Rolls-Royce in their new ambition for their new aerospace campus. Diverting Victory Road is essential to those plans."

Councillor Matthew Holmes, leader of the Derby Conservative Group, said: "The council needs to do everything that it can to support Rolls-Royce and help to ensure the company's long term future is secured in Derby.

"To see Rolls-Royce putting forward a major contribution to the cost of the project, along with devolved Government cash via the local enterprise partnership, demonstrates that the city can move forward despite the challenges the council faces with its finances. That investment will be returned many times to our local economy, and both secure and create jobs."
 
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