Magistrates' court revamp to start this year
A £3m project to turn the empty Full Street magistrates' court into offices will begin this year.
In January, Derby City Council confirmed that it was in negotiations with site owner Wilson Bowden to purchase and refurbish the grade two-listed building.
The project will be paid for from the council's regeneration fund.
Work is expected to be finished in 2014 with enough office space for around 150 people.
Adam Wilkinson, chief executive of Derby City Council, said: "Following the £28 million refurbishment of the Council House, we are determined to continue with the riverside regeneration."