DL Rhodes & Son wins £6 million contract for large Derby office building

DL Rhodes & Son, a Nottingham-based multi-award winning construction firm, won a contract worth over £6 million for the transformation of one of Derby’s biggest office blocks into 156 new apartments.

The development of St Peter’s House, the large eight-story office block building on Gowler Street, is expected to take around 18 months to complete with work set to begin in January 2016..

Plans for the project aim to create a complex of one and two-bed specification style apartments similar to the 73 apartments that DL Rhodes & Son recently developed in Draycott when the contractors brought new life to Victoria Mill.

Nigel Rhodes, managing director at DL Rhodes & Son, said:

“We are delighted to be offered this opportunity to transform St Peter’s House in Derby. This £6m development will revive the building, and will bring more residential property to the city centre.  We are excited to be a part of this regeneration project.”

The apartments are hoped to benefit the local community in the near future by bringing in footfall and increasing business in the local economy. DL Rhodes & Son tendered for the project with ALB Investments, and was selected for the job above other competitors. The building contractor is recognised for its high levels of service, and was recently awarded with the prestigious award of Biffa’s 2015 Supplier of the Year.

Rhodes added:

“This is a massive achievement for DL Rhodes & Son, for us to be recognised by such a prestigious firm like Biffa and to be selected as its number one supplier in 2015, really is testament to the high standards and fantastic levels of commitment from our team.

“We will expect to see our men on site in Derby from January, and we hope that this will be another award winning development.”