Russell Rigby, managing director of commercial property specialists Rigby & Co, tells us what’s on his Christmas wish list and what’s next for his sector in 2017.
On a professional level, I’ll be asking for a few long-term Derby-based office requirements to get off the fence in the New Year. And personally, I’ll be asking for Leeds United to get promoted (a long shot I know!)
I’ll be looking for certainty, clarity and more importantly, funding for Derby’s new performance venue to replace the Assembly Rooms and a clear plan for the regeneration of Becketwell. Derby city centre has undergone an extraordinary re-energisation in the last 12 months and it’s important that this momentum is continued throughout 2017.