Derby

Derby is the UK’s most central city and one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. Though some of Derby’s mills still stand, today it is a centre for transport manufacturing and is home to long-standing rail production plant the Lichurch Lane Works, Rolls-Royce and Toyota.

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WOW FACTOR
Name: Derby Arena
Address: Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JB
Tel: 01332 640015
Web: derbyarena.co.uk
This huge arena and velodrome is adaptable for meetings, parties and conferences. The main space can hold anything up to 5,000 (seated and standing) and there are multipurpose rooms, which can be used for smaller events. The arena’s 250-metre cycle track is also available for use in bespoke packages. Different rates are available for room hire, with fullday prices starting from £170.

QUIRKY VENUE
Name: Derby Roundhouse
Address: Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
Tel: 01332 334800
Web: roundhouse-events.co.uk
Derby Roundhouse is a Grade II railway roundhouse built in 1839. Opening as a venue in 2009, the Roundhouse itself can accommodate up to 2,500. Additionally, The Carriage Shop Theatre, Carriage Shop Library and Balcony, The Engine Shed Restaurant and pods are available to hire. The Carriage Shop Theatre holds up to 224 and is priced from £360 including VAT.

ON A SHOESTRING
Name: Jurys Inn Derby
Address: King Street, Derby, DE1 3DB
Tel: 01332 621000
Web: jurysinns.com
Close to all of the city’s major transport links, Jurys Inn Derby offers four meeting and function rooms. The largest is The Cathedral Suite which can seat up to 70 delegates theatre-style. Room hire is available from 9am to 5pm and all meeting rooms come with wifi, AV equipment, air conditioning, stationery, sweets and fresh fruit. Hot or cold lunch is also available in either the hotel restaurant or in the breakout area.

SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
Name: Pentahotel Derby
Address: Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JB
Tel: 01332 376420
Web: pentahotels.com
Located in the centre of Derby, the modern and vibrant hotel has three purpose-built meeting rooms on site accommodating up to 40 delegates. Rooms are available on a DDR or 24-hour hire basis. The hotel offers all the expected conveniences, such as wifi throughout, and there is a modern bar and restaurant on site. Complimentary Sky TV, billiards and games consoles are available too.

WIRED UP
Name: The 3aaa County Ground
Address: Nottingham Road, DE21 6DAA
Tel: 01332 388105
Web: events.derbyshireccc.com
The 3aaa County Ground is a leading conference and events venue offering state-of-the-art facilities for 350 delegates with a cricketing backdrop. Function and meeting rooms can be geared towards a meeting for 10 or a conference for up to 350, with wifi throughout, LCD projectors, and free flipcharts and parking. An ‘All Rounder’ DDR starts at £28 in the Elite Performance Centre or £32 in the Pavilion.

OUT OF TOWN
Name: Derby Conference Centre
Address: London Road, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 8UX
Tel: 01332 861842
Web: thederbyconferencecentre.com
Built as a training centre for railway staff in 1938, this picturesque site boasts 15 conference rooms, accommodating anything from two to 350 delegates. Free superfast wifi is available, along with the latest AV system. There are 50 en-suite bedrooms and bespoke packages are available. Enquire online for a day delegate rate.

GETTING THERE
Derby is 90 minutes from London St Pancras with services on Cross Country and East Midlands Trains. By car, Derby is accessible via the M1 on junction 24. East Midlands Airport is 30 minutes away and receives domestic, international and European flights.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact Discover Derby for advice on all aspects of organising a conference or event in the city. visitderby.co.uk/conferences or call 01332 643418 for further information.