City office reimagined


One of Derby's largest city centre office complexes, Cardinal Square, has recently received a comprehensive refurbishment from owner and Nurton Developments with help from fellow Three Hundred & Sixty Degrees.

Cardinal Square now offers a high-quality office accommodation environment ideal for private and public sector occupiers. Set around a central garden, the building comprises of blocks arranged on four and five floors, with spacious, modern accommodation available from 1,000 sq ft. and serviced offices for two people upwards.

In order to allow prospective occupiers to see the space's potential Cardinal Square asked Three Hundred & Sixty Degrees to create three Virtual Reality walkthroughs showcasing very different approaches to the same space.


The thinking behind the innovative approach was to let prospective clients 'walk' around the office and encourage them to think about stamping their own corporate personality on the building.  

David Dyas, Asset Manager for Cardinal Square said: "Cardinal Square offers versatile floorplates, generous natural light and great outside space, and 360 degrees have now demonstrated what the offices can look like to great effect. The imagery promotes this iconic building and supports our ongoing programme to provide quality office and serviced office accommodation in Derby. It is well worth taking a closer look at Cardinal Square as it never fails to exceed expectation."

Howard Barnes, Design Lead of Three Hundred & Sixty Degrees said: "This is a great example of how VR technology and other cutting edge design tools can assist with the creative process. In this instance it allows a potential occupier to expand their thinking as to how the spaces at Cardinal Square could work for their particular organisation. 

"It allows us to experiment with layouts and interior design styles in a virtual environment; eliminating the risks of getting it wrong, and supporting a bolder and more visionary approach to how the space could work.  For us the best thing is that it helps to remove the prejudices that often colour a particular building – this exercise proves that Cardinal Square is capable of housing really inspirational workplaces."

Details of the space is available from bondholders FHP Property Consultants and Rigby & Co. who are jointly marketing the premises and would be pleased to discuss any occupier requirements.