A Future Attraction for Derby
The Derby Arm would become one of only three big canal boat lifts in the UK but would also be unique in design. It presents a very exciting business opportunity for a private investor. There are many similarities with the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland which now attracts over 650,000 paying visitors a year as well as operating as exclusive hireable venue. Given the success of the Falkirk Wheel it is likely that the Derby Arm would become not only a regional landmark but also an international tourist attraction and something that Derby could be very proud of as a statement of the city’s pioneering heritage in innovative engineering.
We have support from a number of local businesses and public leaders, please see our Words of Support page to read them.
Note: A team of 12 Rolls-Royce graduates and trainees have created a working scale model of the Derby Arm Boat Lift, click this link to the Progress so far page.