Chartered surveyors and construction consultants,
Adair, have become the first non-creative business to take office space at
Connect Derby’s Sadler Bridge Studios.
When the company set up its Derby base in
early 2019, non-creative businesses weren’t eligible to take space at Sadler
Bridge Studios. However, when the rules were relaxed at the turn of the year,
Adair’s head of region, Rachel Titley, and her team jumped at the chance to make
the move to the building on Bold Lane in the city.
The relocation follows a hugely successful
few years for Adair, which was founded in 1994 and has offices in London,
Surrey and Gibraltar.
Over the years the company has established a
strong track record for delivering commercial and residential developments
across the UK and overseas. Its core services are quantity and building
surveying, project management, dispute resolution and project monitoring.
The move to Derby forms part of the company’s
strategic expansion programme with one new job recently created.
The three-storey Sadler Bridge Studios managed
workspace is located on the site of the former Princes supermarket at the
bottom of Sadler Gate. It features 36 high specification offices, ranging in
size from 150 ft2 to 550 ft2 and is home to a diverse
range of tenants from start-ups to established and developing businesses.
Earlier this year, Friar Gate and Sadler
Bridge Studios were given the green light to let up to 30% of their space to
tenants from across the creative industries supply chain in order to further
promote entrepreneurship within the city.
Eligible businesses include professional
services firms such as accountants, lawyers, financial services and HR
professionals, along with education and training companies.
Commenting on the move to Sadler Bridge
Studios, Rachel Titley, head of region at Adair, said:
“We are really delighted with our new, modern premises. Sadler Bridge
Studios offers us a high street presence and visibility alongside the support
of a serviced office environment in a modern building. The facilities here are
first class, particularly the meeting room facilities and RASK, the fantastic
café, which is based here.
“Connect Derby promotes collaboration and
we’ve already had a couple of opportunities to work with some of the other
tenants, which is an added benefit of being based here.
“We have exciting expansion plans and the
space and the facilities here will give us everything we need to fulfil our growth
potential and accommodate our staff and clients,” added Rachel.
Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby, said:
“It’s great to welcome Rachel and her team to
Sadler Bridge Studios. Adair are exactly the kind of progressive, fast-growing
company we hoped to attract when we opened Sadler Bridge Studios up to a wider
“Adair are joining a thriving Connect Derby
business community and we look forward to welcoming more non-creative
businesses in the near future.”
Sadler Bridge Studios is one of the seven
diverse office buildings offered by Connect Derby, alongside Friar Gate Studios, Kings Chambers, Marble Hall,
Shot Tower, Riverside Chambers and the iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park.
provides micro businesses, entrepreneurs and SMEs with the high specification
working environment, IT infrastructure and business support they need to grow
and develop. Tenants enjoy superfast broadband, meeting rooms equipped
with AV equipment, and 24/7 access. Co-working services and virtual office
services are also available.
A number of offices are currently available
at Friar Gate and can accommodate anything from a sole trader to larger
expanding companies. Details of available offices can be found at
connectderby.co.uk. For further information, contact Sonia Kang on 01332 742800 or email email@example.com