Retail trio arrive

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter continues to go from strength to strength with its newest retail and leisure additions, shoe store Dr Martens, and leisure brand Cosy Club Derby both having opened this spring, whilst Joules has announced it is set to arrive in September.

Moving into its 478 sq ft store at 50 Sadler Gate, Dr Martens will sit alongside an array of national and local retailers including White Stuff, Cruise Clothing, Canopy and Silvarious. The store will create six new jobs and follows the success of recent openings in London's Oxford Street, Cheshire Oaks and Sheffield.

Andrew Bock from Clowes Developments, said: "Clowes have worked hard to secure this letting that will have a positive impact on the rest of Sadler Gate. It's great to see fashion retailers returning to what was Derby's fashion location."

One of the UK’s best-loved lifestyle brands, Joules, is set to join Dr Martens on Sadler Gate in September as the historic core of the city continues its fashion renaissance.

Meanwhile, The Cosy Club is set to open in the former Royal Hotel Buildings. Following extensive renovation works, the café-bar will be accessed from the Cornmarket before ascending to the first floor.

Nick Collins, Managing Director of Loungers plc, owners of the Cosy Club concept, said: “We are very excited to be opening in the old Royal Hotel building, bringing back to life a beautiful space in a landmark building at the centre of Derby. It’s been an absolute privilege to develop such a stunning property and we have invested £1m in the refurbishment of the site with its opening creating over 30 new jobs. The Cosy Club will offer casual drinking, dining and lounging throughout the day and evening in its theatrical and eccentric surroundings.”

Martin Langsdale, Chair of the Cathedral Quarter Board and Management Group, explained: "I would like to welcome both Cosy Club and Dr Martens to the Cathedral Quarter both of whom will add a new dimension to the existing high quality independents, local and national traders. It is extremely encouraging to have businesses of this calibre seeking to establish themselves in the Cathedral Quarter and, if the rumours are correct, there are more in the pipeline which can only help to continue to raise the profile, and increase footfall to the area."

Tom Erskine from Marketing Derby, said: “It is fantastic to see a growing and well-regarded brand such as Cosy Club arriving in the city. Having recognised the opportunity that exists in Derby, they have taken the decision to breathe life into a vacant, landmark building and will further improve the food and drink offering for the residents, workforce and visitors to Derby city centre.”