Castleward is a 12.1 hectare brownfield regeneration site in Derby currently undergoing redevelopment to create a new community of sustainable homes and businesses. This £100 million project is located between Derby Midland Station and the city centre. The development is a joint venture between Derby City Council and a private partner, Compendium Living, a company jointly owned by housing developer Lovell Partnerships and social housing provider The Riverside Group.
The Council had already developed the ‘City Centre Eastern Fringes Area Action Plan’, setting out the vision and objectives for the development. Compendium Living’s proposal used site analysis and community consultation to develop three key principles for the masterplan and phase one of the development: 1) Movement and access; 2) Open Space; and 3) Sustainability. BREEAM Communities was used as the framework to incorporate sustainability in the masterplan in coordination with the city’s own strategic sustainability priorities.