T3 Retail Design, a retail shop fit out design company, have recently secured new offices on Stoney Street in The Lace Market area of Nottingham City Centre. The area which has been recently dubbed ‘The Creative Quarter’ by Nottingham’s city deal initiative – designed to be ‘an incubator without walls’ for local creative businesses.
Moving from Oxton in the East of Nottinghamshire this move represents both an expansion and a step forwards for T3 in terms of recruitment and networking capabilities, Chris Jones Managing Director of T3 Retail Design commented:-
“After several years of growth, the business was ready for a move to larger premises, to provide a better location for our retail design and building surveying business and FHP helped us through that journey, helping us to find exactly what we wanted.
The Lace Market has an energy and vibrancy about it that we here at T3 really wanted to be part of.
The move has provided us with a much larger office with fantastic transport links, better internet connectivity and an amazing central location that the T3 Team have really taken to.
The Team have very quickly settled in to life in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter and we are all delighted with the move.”
The buildings at 19 and 21 Stoney Street were refurbished with exactly this type of creative company in mind, revealing the original features of these former mill buildings to create ‘Loft Style’ accommodation while still retaining a modern office fit out.
Mark Tomlinson, Surveyor at FHP Property Consultants who advised the Landlords in the letting said:
“I am delighted to have let the final suite within these buildings to T3 Retail Design, who I am sure will benefit greatly from the opportunities which this area of the city has to offer.
About 18 months ago now I walked around The Lace Market with another company looking to move from the fairly sterile environment of serviced office accommodation to more inspiring ‘Loft Style’ accommodation befitting creative companies. It was apparent that anything of this ilk was available at the time so a refurbishment was put together to suit their requirements.”
Since then, having speculatively refurbished the remaining vacant areas of the buildings FHP have let 3 suites to Tank PR, Flame Health and now T3 Retail Design – all of whom appreciate the more utilitarian feel of the fit out.
Mark Tomlinson added:-
“The levels of demand experienced on these buildings gave us the confidence to recommend a similar refurbishment scheme on ‘The Courtyard’ on the corner of St Mary’s Gate and Broadway in The Lace Market. This has also proved a major success story. I believe that there remains and will remain an underlying demand for good quality accommodation in this area going forwards, especially given the ‘Creative Quarter’ drive. The question is, who will be next to provide the correct accommodation?”