The idea behind our visionary Campus is based on the university campus concept. This includes areas of accommodation, space for communal activities and socialising, alongside dedicated areas for vocational training, personal development and education.

Gillian Sewell, Chief Executive of YMCA Derbyshire, said:

“The new Campus building is, quite literally, a dream come true. An initial vision of an integrated facility drawing together residential accommodation and state-of-the-art training facilities has become a reality.”

The Campus for Training & Education is YMCA Derbyshire’s flagship centre. Conveniently located on London Road in Derby it is close to Pride Park and only a mile from the city centre. HRH The Duchess of Gloucester opened the facility on 2nd November 2010.

The Campus provides outstanding meeting and conference facilities in modern, spacious and bright surroundings with full catering & hospitality services available. Our centre also provides ground-breaking services to local businesses and the community. It incorporates 87 units of accommodation, training & education facilities, office space and a very popular café open to the public. If you want to hire our facilities click here.


770 London Road, Wilmorton, Derby DE24 8UT


Car parking is provided onsite for 23 vehicles plus two dedicated disabled spaces situated and clearly marked at the front of the building, together with bike shelters for cycles and motorbikes.

By train

The nearest railway station is Derby Midland Railway Station which is approximately a 20 minute walk away, or five minutes by taxi.

Derby Railway Station is ideally located at the heart of the national railway network. The Campus is about a mile’s walk from the railway station. Simply exit through the main ticket hall and walk straight on along Midland Road to a T-junction with London Road. Then, turn left along London Road and find us on the right after about a mile. Alternatively, Arriva bus routes 1 and 1A  go directly from the front of the station to the Campus (ask for the bus stop for Ascot Drive) as does the Skylink bus which serves East Midlands Airport.

By car from the South:

Leave the M1 at Junction 24. Take the A50 and then the A6 into Derby. Turn south on to the A5111 ring road briefly before re-joining the A6 into Alvaston. Then drive into Wilmorton until you arrive at a roundabout with a Dunelm Mill store on the corner. Continue straight on (on the A5194 towards Derby City Centre) and The Campus is directly on your left.

By car from the North:

Leave the M1 at Junction 28. Take the A38 towards Derby, taking the left slip road onto the A61 into Derby city centre. Follow signs for the city centre and then Pride Park. Pride Park is accessed off the A52 Brian Clough Way from the Pentagon island. Drive through Pride Park (with the Ipro Stadium to your left) passing the Audi garage and, going over the railway bridge, you come to a roundabout with a large Dunelm Mill store. Turn right and The Campus will appear almost immediately on your left.

770 London Road
DE24 8UT

For immediate accommodation needs

If you require accommodation, please contact Derby City Council’s Housing Options team. Services available include:

• housing advice
• help for homeless people
• access to emergency and hostel accommodation in Derby

If you are homeless:

• with children, expecting a child or you are aged 16/17 call the Housing Options team on 01332 640085 between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
• over 18 years of age with no dependent children call the team on 01332 640085 between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Outside of these office hours, please call 01332 786968.

If you are threatened with homelessness

The priority is to try and prevent you from becoming homeless. Derby City Council will work with you and any relevant agencies to stop you from losing your home so that you can stay where you are. Please contact their Housing Options team using the contact numbers listed above for office hours or email them at

If you still require advice on accommodation with YMCA Derbyshire or for general enquiries, please contact 01332 579550 between 8:00am to 4:00pm, or email (please note that this mailbox is not manned 24/7, but will we endeavour to respond to your enquiry as soon as possible).

Board of Trustees, CEO or Senior Leadership

T 01332 579564


Kate Gillespie – Head of Accommodation & Support Services
T 01332 579589

Training & Education

Julia Hodder – Head of Training & Education
T 01332 579573
M 07921 263963

Family Work  

Mike Smith – Family Work Manager
T 07590452827

Conference centre enquiries

Alison Davis – Hospitality Coordinator
T 01332 579557

Marketing and Communications – including media enquiries

Catherine White – Marketing & Communications Manager
T 01332 579550