The city of Derby has undergone major redevelopments which has made it an ideal place to live and work. Furthermore, it is located on the edge of the Peak District National park which means that residents can escape the hustle and bustle of the central city and enjoy time in the countryside.
Britannia Bradshaw are located 20-minutes away from Derby in Burton-on-Trent. As well as providing Derby and the surrounding areas with a seamless removals service, they also have a number of storage solutions available to customers.
Moving to Derby
Derby benefits from having over 400 schools, making it an attractive choice for many families. There are an estimated 90,000 homes and Derby offers a wide range of accommodation, from modern developments and apartments to Grade II listed homes and Victorian terraces. Many of the modern conversions started life as mills from the industrial revolution.
The majority of homes in the city centre itself are flats and apartments which are favoured by young professionals and students who like the easy access to the University of Derby. The area of Mickleover is ideal for families and older couples as the majority of residential properties are semi-detached or detached homes. Elsewhere, areas such as Allestree, Kedlesyon, Quarndon, and Darley Abbey are popular areas for professionals and families.
Transport Links Derby
Driving in the city centre is not for the faint hearted. Patience is required as, like most cities, traffic can be a real issue. The city is enveloped by the M1 and M42 which, although ideal for commuters, means that rush hour really does mean rush hour. However, some of the congestion is eased by the various Park and Ride schemes that operate Pride Park and the Meteor Centre.
East Midlands Trains and Cross Country provide services from Derby train station. There are twice hourly services on the Midland Main Line to London St Pancras (1 hour 30 mins) via Leicester (22 mins) and northbound to Sheffield (34 minutes). There are inter-regional trains to Newcastle (2 hours 30 minutes), Edinburgh (4 hours 22 mins), Plymouth (4 hours 12 mins), Bristol Temple Meads (2 hours 13 mins), and Reading (2 hours 16 mins).
Other destinations also include Leeds (1 hour 17 mins), Penzance (6 hours 26 mins), Oxford (1 hour 48 mins), Cardiff (2 hours 49 minutes), Nottingham (23 mins), Birmingham (39 mins), and Aberdeen (7 hours 4 minutes). There are also small local stations at Peartree and Spondon but services from these are limited.
The majority of local bus services run through Derby city centre and last buses tend to be around 11:15pm.