World Heritage Site goes Digital

An artist's impression of the Long Mill third floor offices at Darley Abbey Mills

An artist's impression of the Long Mill third floor offices at Darley Abbey Mills

Some of the world's oldest industrial buildings have been chosen by leading UK information technology company and Bondholder, GCI, as the new location for its Midlands operations.

The relocation of GCI, which employs over 200 staff across the UK, marks a major milestone in establishing a 'Creative Village' at Darly Abbey Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which features buildings dating from the dawn of the industrial age over 200 years ago.

We became convinced early that the offices proposed within the Mills would be outstanding, the provision of connectivity to the site was also a real necessity for our business
— Paul Hayes, Managing Director of Midlands Operations at GCI

In a deal brokered by Derby-based agents and fellow Bondholder, Salloway Property Consultants, GCI has leased over 5,000 sq ft of highly individual offices located within a World Heritage setting. 

This is a landmark deal for Derby’s office market. The decision of a prominent and well-respected company such as GCI to choose to relocate to the Mills is a real triumph of the quality of product that is now offered at the location
— Chris Taylor, Director at Salloway