Derby shopping centre gets a makeover with Aggregate Industries

With the new-look Intu (formerly Westfield) Derby shopping centre on its doorstep, Aggregate Industries commerical hard landscaping department supplied an entire package of Yorkstone, granite and concrete hard landscaping materials for the £340 million redevelopment scheme, which will regenerate the southern part of Derby city centre.


We supplied 5,000 sq.m of landscaping materials including Appalachian Black Fleck, Moordale, Natural Granite and Highmoor Natural Yorkstone flag paving, Woburn Rumbled block paving and kerb products; Countryside Kerb and EcoKerb.

Appalachian Grey Intu (formerly Westfield), Derby

Joint owners Intu (formerly Westfield) and Hermes and Derby-based Latham Architects appointed us for the scheme, headquartered locally at Hulland Ward near Ashbourne, reinforcing the project’s aim to invest in the local community and support local businesses.

Gary Thorogood-Page Senior Landscape Architect at Lathams, says, “We decided on a range of high quality landscaping materials using a variety of muted textures, flag sizes and shades to compliment the building’s façade, the stone flooring inside the centre and the general colour and texture palette found within Derby city centre. The Appalachian paving for example is offset with natural Yorkstone and bands of natural granite ranging from shades of light pink to dark grey around lighting columns, tree pits and cycle routes.

“Aggregate Industries' wide range of materials, our own past experience and our locality gave us the opportunity to view its whole range and define a palette bespoke for Derby. The overall effect is impressive, and due to support from Derby City Council and Westfield, it is a true reflection of the original specification.”

Commenting, Aggregate Industries' Natural Stone Manager, Richard Colton, says, “We have worked closely with Derby City Council, Intu (formerly Westfield) and Hermes and Latham Architects for four years to bring this scheme to fruition, and are delighted to have been so heavily involved in such a high profile project.”

Intu (formerly Westfield) Derby is the catalyst for the regeneration of Derby. The original centre, the Eagle Centre, opened in 1975 and contained around seventy shops, attracting 19 million shoppers a year.

Contemporary architecture, a superior selection of favourite high street brands, and a number of great services combine to make Intu (formerly Westfield) Derby the number one shopping centre in the East Midlands.

The development creates a centre that provides a new shopping experience with 732,000 square feet of new retail space, a new 800 seat eating area, a 12 screen city centre cinema as well as improved access. Neighbouring streets are also getting a facelift; with additional shops and cafes, wider pavements, outdoor seating and better links to the railway station.

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