Final Phase of Former College Campus to be Sold

Derby College has finalised plans to sell the final phase of its former Mackworth Campus at Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth.

An area of approximately 35 acres, which currently houses the Sports Hall together with all-weather pitch and three recreational pitches, is to be sold to Derby Grammar School. Existing arrangements for the use of the sports hall and recreation pitches by the local community will continue. The sale of the site has been handled on behalf of Derby College by Rigby & Co, commercial property specialists.

This sale forms the final part of a project which started in 2007 and has seen the College sell approximately 45 acres which have been redeveloped - providing more than 450 homes.

The receipts generated from the sale of the whole of the campus, including the final phase, have been reinvested in improving the remainder of the College estate across its various campuses in Derby city, Ilkeston and Morley.

Derby College Chief Executive Mandie Stravino said: "I am delighted that the final phase of our former Mackworth campus has been sold to a fellow education provider. "This will ensure that the land and sports facilities there will continue to be provided for both young people and the local community alike."

Richard Paine, Head of Derby Grammar School, commented: "The Mackworth sports complex will be an excellent addition to our facilities and it will have a significant impact on the educational experience we are able to provide for our pupils in the coming years. "We also look forward to continuing the relationship with the community providing access to top class local sporting facilities."

Derby City Council Mackworth councillor Paul Pegg concluded: "It's good that the facilities are going to remain in the educational sector. "Having spoken to the Head of Derby Grammar School they are keen that the facilities are still to be used by the local community and especially the residents of Mackworth."

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