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Significant office let close to Derby city centre

Ivygrove Developments has let 23,000sq ft of office space at Bemrose Park, the former Bemrose Booth printing site, at Wayzgoose Drive, Derby.

Bemrose House, the larger of the two remaining unoccupied buildings on the site, has been let to a technology and software firm which will move in later this year.

Ivygrove has spent £1m refurbishing the 1970s building, close to the beginning of Brian Clough Way, including £200,000 replacing all 120 windows.

Blue and pink night-time downlighting has also been added, a design used by Ivygrove on the SGS building which it built on West Side Park, adjacent to Raynesway, Derby.

“We have had many compliments from the industry on this feature lighting,” said Ivygrove chairman John Blount.

He said this important letting was a boost for the depressed office market in Derby.

The total £3.5m cost of the Bemrose Booth site makes it one of the biggest redevelopments by the company, which specialises in breathing new life into redundant complexes that made up Derby's rich industrial heritage.

Ivygrove acquired the site in 2011, a year after Bemrose Booth ceased trading.