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"CITY AGENT PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN MOVE " (source: Derby Evening Telegraph 09-03-10)



"NEW CHAPTER FOR BOOKSHOP CAFE" (source: Derby Evening Telegraph 19-11-09)

Founded on the success of their well-established and successful  “Book Café” on Crown Walk, proprietors Cameron and Lisa Cooke have opened their second  “Book Café” in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.  Their new concept is themed around some of the most enviable and impressive period architecture that Derby has to offer.  Their new premises are situated within the 19th Century neo-classical style, four-storey stone-fronted offices which were originally built for the “Derby and Derby Banking Company Limited”, and more recently used by the Woolwich Building Society.

Trevor Raybould and Chris Taylor of Raybould and Sons, together with joint agent James Whitcher of DTZ, acted for the landlord in letting the property. Trevor Raybould says:  “We are very pleased to have been involved in this deal.  I am confident that the “The Book Café’s” new venue in the Cornmarket will increase footfall in this area and prove to be a real asset to the Cathedral Quarter retail scene”



"PRIDE PARK HOME FOR AIR-CONDITIONING FIRM" (source: Derby Evening Telegraph 13-10-09)


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Frenger’s Technical facilities have been established in Derby for many years and they are now recognised as the leading manufacturers of environmentally friendly air-conditioning systems (Multi Service Chilled Beams) and have acquired by way of expansion of their business interests in the City, a unit on Pride Park, Derby.

Frenger have purchased the 33,000 sq ft factory and office complex opposite the Derby County Football Stadium at Pride Park on Riverside Road, formerly occupied by Aerospace.  Frenger are currently undertaking 6 months extensive fit out works to expand the first floor level with the addition of 3 number state of the art full scale Test Laboratories and show room facilities.

Trevor Raybould of Raybould & Sons, chartered surveyors, the agents for Frenger, advised that Frenger had been searching for the ideal sized factory on Pride Park for some years and decided this was too good an opportunity to miss.

Michael Ainley, the Managing Director of Frenger, said “Frenger’s UK Technical Centre has been a great success over the years and due to continued year on year growth we have outgrown the current premises, this is despite the current economic climate, hence the Board of Directors decided that the time was right to expand into larger premises, in readiness for when the UK economy picks back up”.  Mr Ainley also added that although the business of Chilled Beam Technology is steadily growing in the UK at the moment and given that Frenger are doing record business in Australasia given that the Australian government take carbon foot prints very seriously and hopefully the UK will be soon to follow.


Raybould and Sons are very proud to announce further deals over the Summer on The Wyvern Business Park. 

The Wyvern Business Park which has long been recognised as one of Derby’s most prestigious office locations. Attractive landscaping , together with a high ratio of designated parking, and a frequent bus service which also operates a 'park and ride' scheme, sets the Wyvern apart from other business parks in Derby   The Wyvern is the chosen office location for many local and national companies including Capita Plc, Serco Plc, Mouchel Parkman Plc, Baxi, Omya, PDS, Dermalogica, Dains and , Bemrose Booth.  Trevor Raybould of Raybould and Sons comments:  “My firm has been associated with the Wyvern since its inception and we have secured accommodation not only for local professional firms but blue chip companies and major Government departments.” 

August 2009


Dains, chartered accountants and business advisers, with offices throughout the Midlands, have opened a Derby office at the Wyvern Business Park, Derby.

News Image Dains have acquired 4,000 sq ft of offices at Charlotte House, and were attracted to the offices by the quality specification of the interior and the layout, which included imposing reception entrance and a very useful “conference facility”, with plenty of car parking for their staff and clients.

Trevor Raybould, the letting agent for the Wyvern Business Park, Derby, said he was very pleased to welcome Dains to the Business Park, which has now attracted so many ‘top-drawer’ firms.

Spencer Wright, Chief Executive at Dains comments: “This new location provides us with a modern and relaxed working environment for our Corporate Services office. The office places Dains at the heart of the economic centre for Derbyshire, and will enable us to reach a much wider target market.  We look forward to building strong links with the business community and providing them with local support and advice through a wealth of specialist service areas.”


January 2010. Derbyshire Fire Service acquired 3,000 sq ft of office space on the first floor of Charlotte House is fully available, with the benefit an independent separate entrance, passenger lift and 18 car parking spaces. (Agents for the Landlord: Raybould & Sons)

September 2009. Dains Accountants acquired self-contained ground floor office of 4,000 sq ft at Charlotte House, Wyvern Business Park. (Agents for the Landlord: Raybould & Sons)

July 2009. Bemrose Booth have relocated their business to Lincoln and Ely House on the Wyvern Business Park.  (Agents for the Landlord: Raybould & Sons)

April 2009Journal Publishing acquired freehold offices of 4,000 sq ft in the final phase of Wyvern Court on the Wyvern Business Park. Journal Publishing print many newspapers and magazines throughout the Midlands. (Agents for the Landlord: Raybould & Sons)

March 2009Medicology Limited acquired 3,000 sq ft at Oxford House on the Wyvern Business Park.  Medicology are an up-and-coming company which  specialises in training services connected with the National Health Service. (Agents for the Landlord:  Raybould & Sons)

March 2009.  Marpal Limited acquired the freehold of 1,600 sq ft of offices on the Wyvern Business Park.  Marpal provide health and safety training to the building construction industry.  (Agents for the Landlord:  Raybould & Sons)

February 2009.  Serco Plc acquired a further 3,000 sq ft of offices in Winchester House, Wyvern Business Park, to expand their present occupation on the park, which is mainly education IT support, and to meet their contractual needs in providing IT support to Derby City Council. Serco are a top 100 FTSE company. (Agents for the Landlord:  Raybould & Sons)

November 2008, Capita Plc moved into new 22,000 sq ft offices on the Wyvern Business Park, now known as Meridian House.  Capita relocated their Business Travel division (formerly Lonsdale Travel) and other IT support services, into the new offices. 

Capita have other offices on the Wyvern Business Park already and have adopted the Park as a regional hub for the company.  Capita are a top 100 FTSE company. (Agents for the Landlord: Raybould & Sons).

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