End of an era or the start of a new one?!

Over the last ten years the Darley Abbey Mills development has changed beyond all recognition.  Whilst the area was historically used for heavy industrial uses, over the past ten years the site owners, Patterns Properties, have undertaken substantial improvement works to the various mill buildings to convert them into exceptional modern office space.

However, one company had, until very recently, always remained as a fixture on site after originally relocating to the mills in the 1960’s from their first home on Darley Street.  The company in question is Patterns (Derby) Limited.  As the business grew it then expanded into a large detached building to the front of the site which ever since was known as ‘The Pattern Shop’.

Whilst the move marks an end of an era on site, it also offers an excellent opportunity for another business to start their journey at Darley Abbey Mills.

Graham Bancroft, Partner at BB&J Commercial said “The Patterns Unit is located in a great spot on the Darley Abbey Mills development and offers fantastic visibility as it is one of the gateways onto the site.  The accommodation is to be refurbished whilst retaining its industrial feel.  The building offers extremely flexible and individual space which could be put to a variety of uses such as offices, showroom or leisure uses with access being available to a dedicated lease line which offers super-fast broadband speeds.”

One of the landlords, Anthony Attwood, who previously owned and ran Patterns (Derby) Limited and whose father originally started the company said “Seeing the company move on to a new location was rather bitter sweet for me due to my family’s history with the business as it great to see them doing well but sad to see them leave the mills.  However, the opportunity is there now for another firm to move in and make their history and I am sure that Graham and BB&J Commercial will have the space let very quickly.”


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