The iHub, part of Bondholder Connect Derby's portfolio of serviced offices, has been shortlisted for two RICS awards.
The building has been nominated in both the ‘Regeneration’ and ‘Commercial’ categories at this year’s RICS Awards 2017, East Midlands.
Widely regarded as the premier property and constructions awards in the country, the RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment across eight categories.
The iHub, which has exceeded 50% occupancy since its launch last Autumn, has been shortlisted in the ‘Commercial’ category, which honours an outstanding commercial property development across the retail, office, leisure, industrial or mixed use sectors - and the ‘Regeneration’ category, which showcases exceptional improvements to urban, rural or coastal areas.
Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Bondholder Derby City Council, said: "For the iHub to receive nominations in two categories at this year’s awards is a tremendous achievement and testament to the vision shown by the regeneration team at Derby City Council to create a scheme, that features an innovative design, meet its occupiers needs and represents value for money.
“The iHub aims to build on the city's reputation for creating cutting-edge ideas, particularly in the aerospace, automotive and transport industries, and reinforces the city’s reputation as the UK ‘capital for innovation.”
Ann Bhatti, Connect Derby Manager, added: “Being nominated for two prestigious awards is another example of the hugely positive reaction that the iHub has received since it joined the Connect Derby portfolio of buildings last Spring.
“The iHub because boasts hi-specification office and workshop accommodation, along with state-of- the-art equipment and business support services and we’re proud to say that it can rival any similar scheme in the UK.”