Woodhead Heritage begin work on iconic former Rolls Royce building

Woodhead Heritage begins work to refurbish the iconic Marble Hall.

One of the most iconic and historical buildings in Derby is benefitting from an extensive refurbishment project. A specialist heritage construction team from Woodhead Heritage will be undertaking the work which will see the site transformed into a major community hub for the Osmaston neighbourhood.

Woodhead Heritage has considerable experience in delivering this type of development and were selected via a competitive tender process, with OSCAR members representing the community through all stages of the selection process.

Refurbishment work began in November and is due to be complete by July 2015.

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Jamie Keegans, Project Manager at Woodhead Heritage said, “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver the Marble Hall project which will transform this landmark building into a valuable community resource. The outstanding architectural features which lead to this building being Grade II listed will be preserved for future generations whilst incorporating sustainable construction techniques to achieve a BREEAM rating”

Rolls-Royce occupied the site on Nightingale Road from 1907 to 2011. The Marble Hall building was constructed as offices in 1912 and extended to include the Marble Hall in the 1930’s. Although some remodelling has taken place, many original features remain including a staircase from 1912, the 1930’s wood panelled Board Room and the Marble Hall, with its Tuscan style polished limestone columns.

Marble Hall is a much loved building in Osmaston by the local community. Rolls–Royce is donating the building and some surrounding amenities to Derby City Council in order for the refurbishment work to begin. In partnership with Osmaston Community Association of Residents (OSCAR), and a design team led by architects Bauman Lyons, plans have now been developed. There will be meeting rooms, a nursery and café as part of the new community facility that will play a significant part in the wider Osmaston Regeneration area project. Watch the Video: