Venues and facilities

We have what you need, whether its purpose-built venues for conferencing, meetings and events, or use of our first-class technological centres and research and development facilities.

We have the resources to support, inspire and empower your business.

The University of Derby's Enterprise Centre

The Business Lounge

The Business Lounge is a diverse working space ideal for networking, brainstorming or having time away from your desk.

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Find the right venue for you

We have a range of large-event or away-day facilities in Derby and Buxton. These venues are easy to get to, close to excellent accommodation and offer on-site parking.

  • Our Enterprise Centre in Derby is a purpose-built conference venue, equipped to host events for up to 200 people, as well as your more frequent meeting and training dates
  • Our Devonshire Dome in Buxton is a magnificent grade II* listed building at the edge of the Peak District. It's a historical setting that adds real grandeur to your event 
  • Our Kedleston Road site in Derby has a large central atrium, perfect for conferences, plus a host of break out spaces
  • Our Sports Centre in Derby is an ideal venue for active away days or other large-scale events

Learn more about our event facilities

We have meeting rooms of all shapes and sizes and we're always happy to adapt these spaces to suit your needs.‌ Rooms are available for hire at the following sites:


  • Enterprise Centre. Rooms here are available all year round: weekdays, weekends and evenings
  • One Friar Gate Square. Availability is usually at weekends or out of term time
  • Kedleston Road. Availability is usually at weekends or out of term time


  • Devonshire Dome. Availability is usually at weekends or out of term time.


  • St Helena building. Availability is usually at weekends or out of term time

Meeting spaces

We have a range of specialist facilities for professionals including our Clinical Skills SuiteHuman Performance Unit and Scanning Electron Microscope.

Specialist facilities

We have several unique settings and specialist facilities which can be hired for filming or training – usually at weekends or out of term time.

Filming locations

The University of Derby's Enterprise Centre

The support was fantastic. All delegates said that the venue was excellent and conducive to their learning needs, the continuous IT support was very good and the catering was fantastic.

Gareth Evans
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

If you would like to view any of our venues or facilities, or want to discuss your requirements in more detail, our Business team will be happy to help. 

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Breakout space at Enterprise Centre

All the staff we spoke to were very helpful and friendly and it was a lovely day. The attendees have asked if we can have all workshops there in future!

Kellie Channing
The National Trust
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Space for start-ups

We also offer affordable space and support for start-ups and growing businesses at our three 'incubation units' – two in Derby and one in Chesterfield.

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