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33.4% of town centre floor space, dominating all other areas. The “Old Eagle Centre” area,
containing St Peters Mall, the original Eagle Centre and the Eagle Centre Market
accommodates 11.9% of floor space. This means that the joined-up covered mall area of
these two adjacent areas represent 45.3% of Derby’s total retail and service floor space.
with the closure of the old Debenhams store. Vacant floor space in the city is high (11.2%),
with the highest levels in Green Lane (57.6% - Old Debenhams), Sadler Gate (12.4%), St
Peters Street (11.1% relating to vacancies in the Audley Centre) and “Old Eagle Centre”
The Westfield Extension, East Street and St Peters Street are all dominated by multiple
chain retailers. The Spot, Old Eagle Centre and Cornmarket have a balance between
multiples and independents, whilst Sadler Gate and Green Lane areas contain
predominantly independent stores
The Westfield Extension is anchored by M&S and Debenhams and mass retailers such as
retailers, including Pumpkin Patch, Beaverbrooks, Lacoste, Vero Moda, G-Star, Allsaints,
Jones Bootmaker and Hawes & Curtis.
independent stores are predominantly premium retailers.
Following the Westfield extension in October 2007, Derby city centre has seen its market
38th. The Westfield Extension has added more than 50% more retail space to Derby City
Centre, providing much needed units to satisfy retailer requirements of those seeking larger
floorplates; however, the scale and location of the extension has meant that the impact has
been to shift the centre of gravity of retailing in the city.
The Westfield Extension and relocation of Debenhams has irrevocably changed the centre
has had the greatest impact on trading conditions in the Cathedral Quarter area, however
the introduction of Primark and Tesco Metro may have increased footfall in this area.
The majority of the Normanton Road linear centre is also within the boundaries of
and Pak Foods supermarket to the south. The centre has a wide variety of convenience and
comparison uses, including bakeries, butchers, off licences, newsagents, pharmacies, book
shops, a toy shop, electronics shops, jewellers, clothes shops and fabric shops. Southgate
Retail Park offers a Lidl supermarket.
The centre's environmental quality is adversely affected by virtue of the linear nature along a
and many of the shop fronts need upgrading. There are significant levels of vehicular traffic
along both Normanton Road and Pear Tree Road and the amount of car parking facilities
contributes to a car dominated feel.
This will be measured via the Derby Plan Survey. Confidence levels however will not be very
high for ward level information but figures will provide an indication of the feeling in
Arboretum. The results for this should be available shortly and will be included in the next
update of the profiles.
CSP Survey 2008 found that the percentage residents very or fairly satisfied with their
Table 7: Percentage residents very or fairly satisfied with their neighbourhood.
Percentage residents very or fairly
satisfied with their neighbourhood.
Arboretum are the highest of all wards.
Table 8: Calls to Derby Direct concerning Abandoned Vehicles, Dog Fouling, Fly Tipping,
1 April 2010 to 23 February 2011
Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010 - The Living Environment
Four indicators are used to calculate this domain of the overall Indices of Multiple
Deprivation 2010. They are:
Houses without Central Heating
Road Traffic Accidents.
Derby is ranked the 46
most deprived local authority out of 326 in the Living Environment
the most deprived of all Derby wards.
All LSOA’s in Arboretum are in the most deprived 20% nationally.
Derby Community Safety Partnership Survey 2008
Future neighbourhood profiles will use the new
Lagan Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system which records
these transactions and will be able to take advantage of more current data