When the Midland railway came to Derby, Francis Thompson designed a hotel, 4 shops and a pub, along with housing for the workers and a brilliant railway station. The station is gone, and 140 years on the place has lost it’s connection with the original purpose but the development remains one of Derby’s finest. Borne out of ambitious spending on infrastructure, he created a beautiful, inspiring, long lasting and simple place. We are working there now. These are the sketches of the pub and the houses.