Nottingham construction firm DL Rhodes & Son has won a £6m deal to transform one of Derby’s biggest office blocks into 156 new apartments.

St Peter’s House, a large eight-story office block building on Gower Street, will be converted over the next 18 months.  Plans for the project aim to create a complex of one and two-bed apartments, with work set to begin this month.

Nigel Rhodes, managing director at DL Rhodes & Son, said: “We are delighted to be offered this opportunity to transform St Peter’s House in Derby. This £6m development will revive the building, and will bring more residential property to the city centre.  We are excited to be a part of this regeneration project. We will expect to see our men on site in Derby from January, and we hope that this will be another award winning development.”