All posts in Home Page

  • Motorpoint has opened new head office on the Wyvern Business Park in Derby
  • UK’s largest independent car retailer has taken 7,000 sq ft office space in one of city’s premier business locations
  • New headquarters accommodate accounts, finance, HR, learning and development, marketing and stock control functions
  • Motorpoint has launched a Charity Parking Scheme at new office with all funds being donated to the company’s charitable partner – Derby County Community Trust.

Motorpoint has opened its new head office on the Wyvern Business Park in Derby.

The UK’s largest independent car retailer, which was founded in the city over 21 years ago, has taken 7,000 sq ft of office space on one of Derby’s premier business locations next to the Wyvern Retail Park and the A52. The building has subsequently been named Champion House.

The two-storey offices, which were extensively refurbished by interior fit-out specialists Butler and Willow prior to the move, accommodate Motorpoint’s accounts, finance, HR, learning and development, marketing and stock control teams, encompassing over 60 employees.

Cat Moseley, HR Director of Motorpoint, said: “We really couldn’t be happier with our new home on the Wyvern Business Park. Champion House provides the perfect balance of contemporary work and break out space while being ideally located close to the motorway network for our teams to travel to our network of branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

“Employee well-being was at the heart of the project with a view to improving teams’ engagement and provide the team with a space that inspires creativity, big ideas and collaboration as well as the opportunity to break out and socialise and I think that definitely been achieved with our head office.”

Trevor Raybould, Principal of Raybould and Sons, who represented the owner of the building, added: “We’re delighted to welcome such a prestigious brand as Motorpoint to the Wyvern Business Park. The offices look fantastic and it’s great to see the team at Motorpoint really enjoying their new work space.”

Nigel Griffiths, Chartered Surveyor, who represented Motorpoint, said: “It’s very pleasing to see our conceptual design for Champion House be brought to life so successfully. I would like to thank all the concerned parties for their contribution to make the move possible.”

Motorpoint stocks over 7,000 low mileage, nearly new cars from over 30 different car manufacturers, all of them available to buy and drive away on the same day backed by the Motorpoint Price Pledge. Launched in November 2018, Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find a like for like car from a competitor. As an added bonus, Motorpoint will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

2180 sq ft (203 sq m) self contained Two Storey Offices – Open plan with partitioned offices and meeting room

Landscaped Premier Office Park – Wyvern Business Park

To be Fully Refurbished prior to New Lease

Gas-fired Heating and Comfort Cooling – Double Glazed

Raised floors for Cabling purposes

Private car park – 12 spaces

Within short distance of Wyvern Retail Park (Sainsbury’s etc)

Fast access to A52 and Derby Railway Station on Pride Park and only minutes by car to J25 of Mr Motorway

Contact Raybould & Sons for further details on 01332 295555  commercial@raybouldandsons.co.uk  or email Martin Langsdale:  martin@raybouldandsons.co.uk

Well appointed Office Building – 2917 sq ft – TO BE FULLY REFURBISHED PRIOR TO NEW LEASE

11 Car Parking spaces (with up to 6 additional spaces by negotiation)

Landscaped premier office park location – potential for signage opportunities (visible from A52 – subject to planning consent)

Fast Access to A52 and short walking distance to Wyvern Retail Park (Sainsbury’s etc)

Gas Heating and Comfort Cooling

Raised Floors – Double Glazed

Contact:  Raybould & Sons:  commercial@raybouldandsons.co.uk  01332 295555 or email Martin Langsdale:  martin@raybouldandsons.co.uk

Landscaped Premier Office Park on Wyvern Business Park

To be Fully Refurbished prior to New Lease

Fast Access to A62 and Derby Railway Station on Pride Park

Within short walking distance of Wvyern Retail Park (Sainsbury’s etc)

Gas fired Heating – Double Gazing

Raised Floors for Data, Power and Telephone Connections

Private Car Parking – 16 spaces

Contact:  Raybould & Sons commercial@raybouldandsons.co.uk  01332 295555 or email: Trevor Raybould trevor@raybouldandsons.co.uk

 

The Hannells team is growing!

Hannells, Derby’s leading estate & lettings agency is delighted to announce the arrival of  Richard who has joined their busy Lettings team.

Richard joins the team with a history of success in varied roles in the lettings industry as a Negotiator, Valuer and Office Manager.

Richard also has specialist knowledge of student lets and will be heading up this arm of the Hannells Lettings service.

Director Benjamin Brain said: ‘It’s a pleasure to welcome Richard to the team. With his years of experience in all forms of residential lettings and his background in homes of multiple occupancy and student lets, he will be able to bring a whole host of additional skills to our already thriving lettings division’

Visit the Hannells’ website to find out more about their new recruit.

Stanier Way/Wyvern Way Roundabout – next phase of construction to commence Friday 9 August

Work will take place during the morning of Friday 9 August to change the traffic management at the Stanier Way roundabout. Traffic will be switched to run on a section of the newly constructed roundabout.  There will also be changes to the pedestrian route between Stanier Way and Wyvern Way.  Changes are shown on the attached plan.

This will allow work to commence on the next phase of the construction in the lead up to re-opening the roundabout on 9 September 2019.

Off-peak A52 Eastbound lane closure – Monday 12 to Friday 16 August – These closures will no longer be required.

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

 

The Annual Pattonair Autumn Ball is on Friday, October 4th, 2019
The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby

It’s the black-tie event with one aim – to raise money for charity.

This is the third Autumn Ball, which will be raising money for Dementia UK, to help provide a dedicated specialist Admiral nurse for the Derbyshire area. All funds raised will be donated to Dementia UK.

The Pattonair Charity Ball will include the following fun and entertainment on the night;

  • Reception drinks
  • 3-course dinner – View Menu
  • Auction
  • Live music – View Band
  • Entertainment throughout the evening
  • Guest speakers
  • Dancing
  • Prizes

You can purchase tickets directly from Eventbrite – booking fees apply.

BSP Consulting - Green Apple Award

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has been awarded a prestigious Green Apple Award for an innovative sustainable drainage system created at a Leicester school.

The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. Launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation, they have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.

BSP Consulting has been presented with a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage, achieving a civil engineering silver award, for the exciting and educational Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) the company installed at Birkett House School.

The SuDS scheme includes a drainage system, play gardens, a wetland site and wildflower grassland at the Wigston school, which caters for pupils with special educational needs.

BSP Consulting business development director Jef Todd said: “We are so proud to have been awarded a Green Apple Award – one of the most high profile environmental awards in existence. The Learning with Water: SuDS at Birkett House School is a truly inspiring and educational drainage scheme, which has provided a safe, life-enhancing outdoor educational facility for pupils, while at the same time has created a sustainable, extensive and effective drainage system for the new school buildings and site.

“It’s an honour for BSP Consulting and the rest of the team that the project has now been given a Green Apple Award.”

BSP Consulting, which is based in Nottingham and has offices in Leicester, Derby and Sheffield, was the main designer for the drainage and worked closely with Nottingham company DSA Environment + Design. The firm used its engineering and drainage expertise to transform the DSA vision of a biodiverse, learning space focused around water into a viable, effective and impressive sustainable drainage infrastructure scheme.

Other members of the team involved in the Birkett House School project for Leicestershire County Council included Willmott Dixon and A+G Architects.

As well as creating an effective, attractive, low-cost maintenance sustainable drainage system of non-foul water for the new school, it was also designed to become a fundamental part of the educational experience of the school’s pupils. The aim was to get water right into the heart of the children’s daily life – providing stimulating experiences and interesting ways of learning about the environment, nature, science and other subjects.

The Green Apple Award was presented to BSP Consulting during a carbon neutral presentation ceremony at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. A donation was made on behalf of BSP Consulting to the Green Earth Appeal whose planting in emerging nations not only helps the environment and wildlife, but also creates job opportunities for the local populations.

Last year the Learning with Water: SuDS at Birkett House School won a special innovation prize at the ProCon Leicestershire Awards.

BSP Consulting, based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, was founded in 1999 and is this year marking its 20th anniversary.

  • Free MOT with every service
  • Free 30 Point Check with Every Hunter Wheel Alignment
  • MOT £25
  • £10/£10 discount on servicing

For more information call 01332 898293.

On Wednesday 31st July a team of young people will be at Derby Pride Academy where they will be cycling the distance of 4500 Derby County football pitches!

They are working hard to promote this event, which will be live-streamed by social media accounts and available for all to watch! The team is made up of fifteen 16-year-olds and our team leader Lauren, who will be aiming to secure £30 sponsors per person.

The team is looking for the support of local businesses who may wish to sponsor our event or give donations which we can use to support our charity raffle on Tuesday. Their Hub is based at pride park we would be willing to meet with any businesses that may require voluntary labour in return for a donation to our charity.

The event will raise funds for a local charity called The Laura Centre. The charity works to supply counselling and support for children who have lost parents and parents who have lost a child. The centre is funded solely by donations from the public and the event is set about to raise £1000 for this chosen charity. 70% of these donations to help renovate the waiting and counselling rooms at the centre and giving a 30% cash donation directly to the charity.