Trio move onto Derby business park

Hitachi Europe, Serco Group and Network Rail have all secured space at RTC Business Park in Derby in deals brokered by property consultancy Innes England.

New office space has been snapped up by the three major firms following the completion of a comprehensive refurbishment programme within a number of buildings on the popular business park, which is located to the east of Derby city centre.

LCR, owner of the RTC business park, in conjunction with Derby City Council, is using the allocation of the government’s Regional Growth Fund to invest in the park to create economic growth and sustainable employment.

European technology giant Hitachi has taken 4,500 sq ft of refurbished office accommodation within Derwent House.

Serco Group, the outsourcing services company with its head office in Hampshire, has taken just over 9,000 sq ft of refurbished space within Derwent House. Serco operates public and private transport and traffic control, aviation, military weapons, detention centres, prisons and schools on behalf of its customers.

Network Rail, which owns and operates the railway network, has taken five of the six floors at Brunel house on the business park totalling 15,800 sq ft.

Nick Hosking, director at Innes England in Derby, said: “RTC Business Park continues to attract interest from businesses wanting office accommodation with parking just outside the city centre and we are delighted to have secured a hat-trick of substantial deals at the park.

“Securing the lets just after completion of a full refurbishment illustrates how investing in refurbishment can be rewarded with good quality lets and also demonstrates the increased confidence in Derby’s commercial property market.”