Infinity Garden Village, Derby

public sector

new homes
potential new jobs created
acres site


The Vision: A garden village providing new homes and employment for the local area.

The Project: South Derby Growth Zone, providing access to south Derby from the A50 strategic road network. The project includes:

  • Major new junction on the A50
  • An internal link road, connecting the A50 at Deepdale lane to the Infinity Park, enabling housing, employment, and education development
  • Flood mitigation scheme

Client: Derbyshire County Council

Services Provided: Overall project and cost management, including:

  • Due diligence and value engineering 
  • Production of the business case
  • Liaison with key funders
  • Preparation of funding bids
  • Cash flow management
  • Cost input on development viability 
  • Management of planning application for highways infrastructure
  • Coordination of Land Agency and Legal support to acquire the necessary land portfolio through negotiation, or if required, Compulsory Purchase Order
  • Production of key project documentation
  • Design team management
  • Contractor procurement 
  • Complex stakeholder management

Key Achievements

  • Successful in achieving planning permission from the two local planning authorities for the cross-boundary scheme to construct a new junction on the A50 and associated link road
  • Submission, and approval, of a DfT Levelling Up Funding (LUF) application, with the scheme being awarded the largest single amount of £49.6M
  • Joint Steering Group established between public partners, private partners and other key agencies (Homes England, Highways England and Local Enterprise Partnership)
  • Strategic Outline Business Case for new junction submitted to Department for Transport

Project Solutions 

  • Collaborative working relationship with multiple local authorities, developers and landowners
  • Establishment of working groups for infrastructure delivery, commercial and garden village principles