Cathedral Quarter offices let to law firm

A growing firm of solicitors in Derby has snapped up historic new premises in a Grade II listed former church, as part of its expansion across the East Midlands.

Timms Solicitors has moved its Derby operation into the converted St Michael’s Church in Queen Street in a deal overseen by commercial property consultancy Innes England.

Nick Hoskings of Innes England said: “St Michaels was saved from demolition and sympathetically restored by Derek Latham over 30 years ago. Formerly home to the practice of conservation architect Lathams, this unique property delivered what the market has been missing – quality open-plan office space within the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter.Timms Solicitors has recently taken on new members of staff and has relocated part of its conveyancing team into St Michael’s.

Managing partner at the firm, Fiona Moffat, said: “We are excited to be moving into Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, an area which is both practical and aesthetically beautiful. Innes England helped us to establish the letting, and we were able to move into our new offices on schedule and smoothly.”