Assembly Rooms closed for at least 8 weeks as pictures show extent of damage

The 'extensive' damage to the roof of the Assembly Rooms Photo: Derby City Council

Derby Assembly Rooms will be closed for at least 8 weeks, after a fire on Friday on the roof of the multi-storey car park next door.

Derby City Council say the damage to the roof was extensive, and has made the structure of the building unsound. That means it will take time to assess the damage.

The roof after the fire on Friday Credit: Derby City Council

Performances at the venue will not be able to go ahead, as services that supply the venue were housed in the plant room on the roof of the car park, which was destroyed.

The plant room has been destroyed Credit: Derby City Council

The plant room will have to be demolished and replaced before the venue can re-open for performances.

Full Street, which is the road next to the car park, is still closed.

The room on the roof of the car park needs demolishing and replacing Credit: Derby City Council
The fire damaged the brickwork and structure of the building Credit: Derby City Council