BB&J ‘engineer’ letting of Downing Road

On behalf of our retained client BB&J Commercial are pleased to confirm the letting of 20 Downing Road, West Meadows Industrial Estate, Derby which comprises a 7,000sq.ft training centre.  The letting will see Betterweld take occupation by way of a new a 5 year lease at the former National Construction Training Academy premises.  At present the property is currently being subject to a thorough scheme of refurbishment and modernisation prior to the scheduled opening event in August and in anticipation of the forthcoming academic year.

Chris Keogh, Senior Surveyor at BB&J Commercial said: “Betterweld are a specialist industrial training provider and consultancy, and their move to a substantial training centre will enable them to provide more opportunities to those entering and progressing through their chosen career in this area.  As soon as we were aware of their requirement for Derby we were confident that this building would be the right fit for them.”

Mark Richardson, Partner at BB&J was pleased to welcome Betterweld to the unit and went to see the work they have already put in to upgrade the building to meet its specialist use requirements. Mark commented “This letting will see the company breathe new life into the property as well as at the same time provide vital educational and training services for all ages within the Derby and Derbyshire area.  As Betterweld specialise in all things fabrication the opening of the Derby site seems to be a logical step given that Derby is home to several major employers in the manufacture and engineering industry including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier.”

Should you have an existing property requirement or property to let or sell then please do not hesitate to contact BB&J Commercial and one of our team will be happy to provide assistance. Contact us on 01332 292825 or




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