Riverlights Vision


The Boulevard at Riverlights is the city’s hottest new leisure destination, with stylish new places to eat and drink in Derby.

The Vision

Riverlights was purchased by Moorfield Group in 2015. Since then, the company (which has an abundance of experience in delivering mixed-use developments) has invested into the appearance, reputation and marketing of Riverlights.

Riverlights is already a successful location for its current tenants, with 230,000 people passing through the development each week and both hotels having an average occupancy rate of 70%. Thanks to the recent investment by Moorfield, the commitment to the area by Derby City Council and the expertise of Marketing Derby, the area is set to get even better.

Looking to the Future

The Riverlights area has been highlighted as a key focus for the regeneration of Derby, aiming to bring more people down to the river and ensure it becomes a focal point of the city.

Moving forwards, the land adjacent to the current Riverlights area is set to be developed over the coming years and has been pinpointed for residential activity.

To read Derby City Council’s Derby City Centre Masterplan 2030 click here.