Greener BeeGreen HolidaysGreen light for Derby ‘gusto hub’

Plans to create a ‘gusto hub’ in Derby, which would bring together a string of local eateries in a converted former tramway office built in the early 1900s, have been given the nod by the city council.

Insider revealed in January that 10-11 Victoria Street, which was occupied by the Post Office until 2013, had been earmarked for a new venue called The Post House.

A planning statement prepared by Derby-based Planning Design on behalf of developers said the venue will be “rustic and industrial” and will feature eight local independent producers set up around a communal dining area and bar.

Derby City Council has given the application the green light subject to a number of conditions, including the submission and approval of the style, material and finish of The Post House’s signage.

A statement from officers added: “The proposed development provides an opportunity to regenerate a building that has been empty for a number of years, providing additional vibrancy in this part of the city centre, creating jobs and securing the future conservation of the listed building.”

It is estimated that The Post House will employ six full-time and eight part-time and will be open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday. It will close at 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Neighbours of The Post House will include Revolucion de Cuba, Turtle Bay and Lola Lo.

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