Just outside the city centre and downstream of the Bass Recreation Ground lies an unused piece of land that would be the ideal location for a large canal basin, and potentially a marina.
A canal basin in this location would have excellent boat, pedestrian and cycling links with both Derby railway station and the city centre. It is envisaged that the canal basin could host some exciting new venues including an iconic 5 star hotel, short term family apartments, family entertainment venues such as aquariums and activity centres as well as additional bars and restaurants. This location is naturally shielded from major roads at the same time as having good transport links, this would create a tranquil, leafy waterside zone ideal for hotels, exclusive apartments and relaxed waterside dining.
On the 14th November 2019, Marketing Derby Bondholder hosted a Bondholder Breakfast for the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. The event was to allow Bondholders to learn about the Trust’s plans to reconnect the river and canal systems using the revolutionary Derby Arm as well as the new river Trip Boat planned for the new year, and promote interest in the projects for future investment. The Trust is being supported by Derby City Council on this project.
The full presentation is available here. Note that the embedded videos in the presentation won’t work, so i’ve made the available below.