Occupancy levels at historic Marble Hall exceed 93%


The iconic Marble Hall managed workspace scheme on Nightingale Road in Derby remains one of the city’s most popular managed workspace schemes for SMEs and microbusiness.

So much so that occupancy levels now exceeding 93%.

The grade-two listed former Rolls-Royce building was the subject of a £4m refurbishment in 2016 to transform it into a vibrant managed workspace facility.

It now boasts a range of complementary facilities, including a day nursery and training cafe.

Since its official opening by HRH the Duke of Gloucester in June 2016, the building in Osmaston has grown in popularity, attracting a diverse range of tenants – from new start-ups to established and developing businesses.

The scheme’s bosses say the success of Marble Hall can be attributed to its location on the outskirts of the city and the unique package of benefits on offer as part of the Connect Derby scheme.

This includes flexible lease terms, superfast broadband, meeting rooms and a programme of business support.

Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby, commented: “To achieve almost maximum capacity, particularly in the current uncertain economic climate, is tremendous and reflects the hard work put in every day by the Connect Derby team.

“The day nursery has proved particularly successful, which is good news for the whole community.”

Marble Hall is building on the success of the hugely influential Connect Derby project, which has created a strong market for serviced offices in the city.

The building was granted £1.5m from the Growing Places capital investment fund, run by D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership which promotes economic growth and jobs creation across Derby and Derbyshire as well as Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Connect Derby is a £30m project which brings together Derby City Council’s workspaces: Friar Gate Studios, Kings Chambers, Sadler Bridge Studios, Shot Tower, Riverside Chambers and the iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park.

The scheme provides micro businesses, entrepreneurs and SMEs with the high specification working environment, IT infrastructure and business support they need to grow and develop.

For further information about taking space at any of the Connect Derby buildings, please contact Ros Stacey on 01332 742 800 or email


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