International software company 4G Clinical expands into Nottingham’s iconic City Building

International software company 4G Clinical has expanded its Nottingham operation with a move to larger offices in an off-market deal brokered by commercial property agents Innes England and Bishop Property Consultants.

The fast-growing US-owned clinical trial company has moved its team to the city centre, renting a floor at City Buildings, the landmark four-storey Victorian property on the corner of Carrington Street, between Nottingham train station and the Broadmarsh redevelopment.

The move means 4G Clinical, which employs more than 400 people across 12 offices worldwide, can expand to meet demand for its services. Its previous base was near Jubilee Campus, close to University Park.

The firm, which develops software systems that support clinical trials, appointed Innes England to search for the ideal space in the city.

Craig Straw, Innes England director, said: “4G Clinical was looking to move to the city centre and expand its Nottingham presence. The supply of good quality office space was very restricted but, using our market knowledge, we were able to identify a 10,000 sq ft off-market option which fitted the company’s brief perfectly.

“City Buildings is in an excellent location – and had been refurbished to a very high standard. 4G Clinical has experienced rapid growth over a relatively short period of time and this new base will allow for expansion. The company wanted to move to a site nearer the city centre to enable it to support those growth aspirations.”

Jon Sendall, of 4G Clinical, said: “Craig perfectly understood our brief and secured us this superb off-market property. The office provides a flexible hub for our UK operations and is ideally located close to city centre amenities and public transport links. This creates a more appealing location for our staff to work from and offers excellent sustainable travel options.”

Innes England, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Birmingham, worked with Bishop Property Consultants – which represents the current tenant – to arrange a sub-lease.

Director Jonathan Bishop said: “My client’s space provides excellent, open-plan office accommodation and was always going to be let quickly. I am sure that the team will enjoy its new surroundings as the company continues on its successful streak.”

Craig added that colleagues in Innes England’s building surveying team helped with the project and added: “Being able to secure the ideal space for a client off-market really demonstrates the value of retaining an agent to advise you.”