An illustrious office property, steeped in Derby history, has been brought to the market for lease by East Midlands Commercial Property Experts, Salloway Property Consultants.
The Grade II Listed Cedar House - built in the early 19th Century - has a long relationship with the construction and development industry, both in Derby and somewhat surprisingly globally.
Andrew Handyside, owner of famed Derby iron founders Andrew Handyside and Company lived at Cedar House in the late 1800's. Mr Handyside, a highly acclaimed founder and designer of the Industrial Age, was responsible for construction of Derby's iconic Friar Gate Bridge, built for the Great Northern Railway.
Indeed, it was the company's affiliation with the railways that achieved worldwide distinction. The result being the company stamp of 'A.Handyside, Derby and London, England' can still be viewed widely on bridges and structures built in Russia, Japan, Africa, South America, Canada and India.
More recently Cedar House has been occupied as the head offices of residential developers Birch and Miller Homes.
The prestigious offices occupy a prominent location on Ashbourne Road and provide a Net Internal Area of approximately 4,100 sq.ft.
Managing Director of Salloway Property Consultants, Stephen Salloway is advising clients Noble Trust on the marketing of Cedar House, commenting:
"This headquarters office has historically been home to several high profile construction and development businesses and remains a highly attractive proposition.
Whilst the building retains it's original character, extensive modernisation of the internal specification means that Cedar House is able to meet the demands of leading 21st century businesses".
Located in the heart of Derby's Professional Quarter the property also benefits from ample car parking. The configuration of the property means that Cedar House remains perfect for use as a headquarters office, leading Mr Salloway to conclude:
"We believe aspirational businesses will recognize the excellent location and prestige of the property. Our aim is to securing a new lease of building to a single high quality occupier, although our client remains open minded to the prospect of a freehold sale.
It will be interesting to see who the next occupier will be and whether they will leave their stamp on the construction industry as Mr Handyside once did."
Marketing Details of Cedar House can be downloaded here, with the property being available by way of a new Full Repairing and Insuring Lease.