Derby tin centre set for transformation

NEW OWNERS: The Crank-it Cafe will stay on the premises until the end of the lease in 2019. It will then be turned into a micro-brewery. Picture: Supplied
NEW OWNERS: The Crank-it Cafe will stay on the premises until the end of the lease in 2019. It will then be turned into a micro-brewery. Picture: Supplied

The Derby Tin Centre is set for a radical overhaul, thanks to new owners Tim Kemsley and and Kate Brown.

The pair are the current owners of short-stay properties in Derby and Weldborough, however their new venture will be a much larger affair.

The duo plan to build guest accommodation adjacent to the centre, which will cater for 20 visitors to the region.

The accommodation will be aimed at cyclists visiting the Derby bike trails, enabling guests easy access to the popular trails. 

The Crank-it Cafe located at the centre will remain until the end of its lease in 2019.

However, once the current lease is expired Mr Kemley and Ms Brown will turn the space into a micro-brewery, bar and restaurant all rolled into one.