Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT) have achieved planning permission for Agard Court in the Friargate Conservation Area of Derby. The project skilfully integrates contemporary architecture in a valued and historic pocket of the City Centre. A refined scheme consisting 244 student beds forms the second phase of development on the site by Jensco. It has been designed to sit cheek by jowl with the Law School and give the University and students a home in the heart of the City.
CJCT’s phase 1 building, One Friar Gate Square, is home to the University of Derby’s Law School. In house it offers some of the country's most advanced teaching facilities, including courtrooms, crime labs, interviewing suites and a crime house.
Planning also includes permission for access to Grade 1 listed Friargate Bridge by Andrew Handyside and Co opened in 1871. It is hoped that with the concerted efforts of the Friends of Friargate Bridge and the local Authority that the historic structure will be brought forward as a community asset taking precedent for wonderful schemes such as the High line in New York.