IDOM Merebrook sponsors MIPIM 2019

Marketing Derby is delighted to confirm Bondholder Idom Merebrook has joined Team Derby and Derbyshire for MIPIM 2019.

Based in Bondholder Cromford Mills, Idom Merebrook provides quality consultancy services to clients in all sectors in the fields of civil and structural engineering, geo-environmental consultancy and health and safety.

Idom Merebrook is returning this year as a key part of Team Derby and Derbyshire. Having had a hugely successful year as a sponsor of the Marketing Derby Embassy in 2018, the company is looking forward to bettering results this year.

Due to be held on Wednesday 13 March at the Eden Hotel, the Marketing Derby Embassy is regularly referred to as “the best breakfast in Cannes”. This will be the first year the award-winning Embassy has featured presentations on exciting developments in both the city of Derby and county of Derbyshire. Being based in Cromford Mills, this is a huge positive for Idom Merebrook.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby commented: “It is always good to see businesses that want to remain part of Team Derby and Derbyshire, so we are thrilled to welcome Idom Merebrook back for MIPIM 2019. Nigel was a key member of the team last year and was able to offer outstanding expertise in his field, as well as acting as a strong advocate for Derbyshire.”

Nigel Huish, Chief Operating Officer at Idom Merebrook, commented:

“IDOM attended MIPIM for the first time last year and had a great time as part of the Marketing Derby and Derbyshire team. It is important to us to represent the region at events like this but we also enjoyed ourselves, got some good insights into the region and came away with some great leads. Why wouldn’t we do the same again this year?”.

This will be the largest delegation Marketing Derby have ever taken to MIPIM, for more details about our presence out in Cannes, please click here.

Derby's City Living Boom

Derby's city centre residential market is booming, with nearly 2,400 new properties built, or in construction, according to Bondholder Derby Telegraph. 

The city's residential revolution is showing no signs of slowing down as further new-builds and conversions bringing investment to the city centre.

This revolution has been kickstarted by the student accommodation market - out of the 2,388 new properties built in the city centre, 722 are student accommodation. This includes 128 apartments in converted Roman House by Bondholder StudioUS, and a 350-bed student accommodation development on Cathedral Road by Bondholder Prosperity Capital Partners. 

Developer Jensco has received planning permission to build a further 244 student apartment next to its One Friar Gate Square development in Agard Street.

A number of new homes have also come, or are in the process of coming, to market in the city centre, including the new Weaver's Point development from Bondholder Radleigh Homes, which comprise of 35 luxury apartments. 

We’re very excited about investing in Derby over the next 10 years. I’d like to do more student accommodation in Derby and we’re looking at other sites but, in addition to that, my vision for Derby is the build-to-rent sector. I think Derby is a prime city for build-to-rent.
— Gavin Barry, Chief Executive at Prosperity Capital Partners

These are joined by the apartments at One Cathedral Green, which all sold within months of going on sale.

A major success story of Derby's residential revolution has been Bondholder Compendium Living’s £100m Castleward development, which once completed will create an 800 home Urban Village in the heart of the city, mixing residential with retail and leisure. Phase 1 of the scheme has already completed with phase 2 set to begin soon.

Derby's residential revolution began two years ago at MIPIM UK, with the launch of the City Living brochure.

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: "Two years ago we launched a campaign to attract residential investment to support Derby's growth ambitions.

"We had a tremendous response and some of the buildings recently constructed, or currently going through planning, are a direct result of this.

"The past ten years' regeneration has made living in Derby city centre a more attractive proposition."

Meet us at MIPIM UK

Derby will be in attendance at MIPIM UK in October, once again representing the city at the UK’s largest property sector exhibition.

Held at London Olympia for a third consecutive year, the exhibition (October 19th – October 21st) provides inward investment agencies from across the country the opportunity to showcase the major investment and development opportunities available in their areas.

Derby has also been asked to present a Business Showcase to MIPIM UK delegates, and will talk about the new Derby-Nottingham Metropolitan Strategy with colleagues from Nottingham.

We are keen to meet with attendees so please contact us to arrange time to have a chat about the exciting opportunities coming forward in Derby.

Please email Tom Erskine at tom.erskine@marketingderby.co.uk or Jimmy Drew at jimmy.drew@marketingderby.co.uk for further information.