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29th July 2010

In This Issue

Prime site comes on to market

Retail future in safe hands

Derby businesses look to the East

Cedar House in regional award success

Rolls up for more success

Awards success for Derby Homes

Cityís park life boost

Derby company set to peak during testing times

Pressure mounting on developer to demolish city's eyesore building

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Rolls Royce


Strata


University of Derby


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Prime site comes on to market

Nightingale House

A 1,300sq m development site to the south of Derby city centre has become available.
 
Rigby & Co has been instructed to dispose of Nightingale House on London Road.
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Retail future in safe hands

Marketing Derby has commissioned CACI to provide a new Interactive Retail Occupier Suitability (IROS) capability report in support of their efforts to attract new retailers into the city.
 
Public and private investment already made in Derby, such as Westfield, Riverlights and the redevelopment of the Cathedral Quarter, has made the city more attractive to both mainstream and niche retailers and leisure providers.
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Derby businesses look to the East

East Midlands companies should find doing business in the Far East easier thanks to an economic partnership agreement between the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and the Yangquan region of China.
 
The deal will see the Chamber working closely with the Yangquan branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and follows a CCPIT delegation visit to Chesterfield earlier in the year.
 
David Hood, the Chamber's head of international trade, said: "Relations between the UK and China have never been closer or better and the signing of this economic partnership agreement is testament to that.
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Cedar House in regional award success

City Gate House

Cedar House Investments has landed the coveted Property Company of the Year award at the 2010 regional Estates Gazette Awards for the second successive year.
 
The company behind the cityís landmark office development City Gate House will now go forward for contention in the National Property Adviser of the Year Award, which will be announced later this year.
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Rolls up for more success

Rolls-Royce, one of Derbyís top employers, secured an impressive $1.7 billion of new orders during the Farnborough Air Show earlier this month.
 
The company's market-leading Trent 700 engine alone won orders totalling over $1 billion.
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Awards success for Derby Homes

Derby Homes was named runner-up in the recent National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) Awards, which contains 69 member organisations across England.
 
Derby Homes claimed second place in the Most Innovative Project of the Year Award, for its Home2Work Scheme, at the ceremony at Manchester's Midland Hotel.
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Cityís park life boost

Derby residents were celebrating earlier this month when their parks received £142,500 from a £1 million grant by The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).
 
The fund is dedicated to develop 11 parks across the UK, with Derby's share earmarked for Markeaton Park.
 
Councillor Alan Grimadell, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: "This is good news for Derby residents and their favourite and much loved park."
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Derby company set to peak during testing times

Grant for Business Investment (GBI) funding worth almost £100,000 from the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) is to ensure innovative Derby company Peak NDTís continued expansion.
 
The company will grow its operations in the key market of high precision ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment for the aerospace and energy generation sectors, and create a further four highly skilled jobs.
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Pressure mounting on developer to demolish city's eyesore building

Attempts are being made by Derby City Council to encourage a developer to demolish an eyesore building at the centre of Derby. (Sourced from Derby Telegraph.)
 
The authority is hoping to pave the way for Wilson Bowden to knock down the former police station in Full Street which has been boarded up for years.
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