First phase of The Plaza @ Pride Park revealed.

The £7m first phase of The Plaza @ Pride Park is being launched at the last game of the season on Saturday when Derby County face Millwall.

Located in the North East Corner of the stadium and close to the DCFC megastore, the initial phase will provide a mixture of retail and restaurant units totalling 7,000sq.ft.

The development is being undertaken jointly by the Club and Cedar House Investments, part of Peter Gadsby’s Ark Capital Group of companies.

John Vicars, Chief Operating Officer at Derby County, welcomed the launch by saying: “We see this development attracting perhaps a convenience retailer, and a restaurant to complement the facilities already available on Pride Park and to provide a greater choice. With the opening of the new multi-use sports arena and Velodrome adjacent to the club, there will be even greater demand for these facilities.”

Mr Gadsby said: “The area is already a proven destination for leading occupiers including Greggs, Frankie and Benny’s, Subway and Starbucks. I am particularly keen that this scheme will add to the success of Pride Park and provide further amenities for the 10,000 people that are working in the area. It is good news that this phase of the development will create a further 25 jobs."

A Phase 2 of the Plaza will be considered once the Velodrome has opened and will add further to the vitality and vibrancy of Pride Park.

Derby based FHP have been appointed as letting agents for the scheme.