Renting Commercial Property in Derby in 2017: Everything you need to know
Derby has a unique industrial heritage and has been described as the UK Capital for Innovation. Whether you are starting a new business, or relocating an existing one, Derby is a great place to be. One look at the map shows numerous trunk roads including the M1, A38, A50 and A52 leading right to your doorstep. Derby is also well placed for East Midlands Airport and has a mainline railway station.
When Derby workers aren’t on the clock, they have a range of theaters, art galleries, cinemas, restaurants and venues hosting exhibitions and concerts to choose from. Nearby is Kedleston Hall, owned by the National Trust, and it is on the edge of the White Peak with Ashbourne and Bakewell only short drives away.
Naturally, this means that Derby has a whole range of commercial property available to rent from brand new offices to industrial plants and high-tech workshop and laboratory facilities
Things to consider
Before you start short-listing property you need to make sure you have a clear idea of what you are looking for.
- Do you need office space? What type of offices do you need?
- How many employees do you have? What jobs do they do?
- Do you need a production line or specialist facilities?
- Will you be getting lots of deliveries? Do you need a loading bay or rail access?
- What can you afford? Does the rent include services or are they extra? What will it cost to heat and light the property? (New or refurbished offices will be more energy efficient).
- Do you need to be able to expand over the next four to five years?
Derby has a flourishing commercial property market and has attracted £3bn of investment over the last ten years, achieving a 23% growth in GVA. Here at RTC Business Park we are building on this with our current modernisation of Derwent House and Kelvin House to provide a variety of high specification office suites from as little as 1,200 sq ft (111 m2) and with lift access.
Putting RTC Business Park on your short-list might mean you only need to look at one commercial property site in Derby. With a mix of low-rise offices, laboratory suites and rail-connected industrial units ranged across its 28 acres there is potential for most businesses to find themselves a place to settle.