Derby Cathedral Quarter

Historic buildings have been brought back to life,
supporting hundreds of new jobs and business.

Shops, cafes, office space and more...

More than 2,700 m2 of commercial sites have been brought back into use through Historic England’s Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas.

Derby's past given new lease of life

The Cathedral is in the historic heart of the city with architecture dating back to Tudor, Georgian and Victorian times. Newly pedestrianised areas allow people to enjoy and experience the rich heritage of the city in different ways.

A city steeped in history

Grade II listed St Werburgh’s Church, an example of gothic survival architecture, and the Silk Mill Museum stand on the site of the world’s first factory and
is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bringing people together

The mix of buildings and businesses, old and new, has brought people together from all over the city and region. Live music and other cultural events, as well as family friendly activities ensure the Cathedral Quarter is well-used and well-loved.