All smiles as dentistry group becomes latest tenant at major Grade A office development

Cardinal Square

Smile Dental has become the latest tenant at Cardinal Square in Derby after Nurton Developments invested a further £150,000 in the landmark scheme in a bid to boost the wellbeing of its occupiers.

The dentistry group has joined the likes of Freeths, City Fibre and the NHS at the Grade A office development, taking 1,350 sq ft of space in a deal brokered by agents at FHP and Rigby & Co.

Smile’s arrival at Cardinal Square follows Nurton’s investment in a new courtyard created by local firm Talbot Landscaping.

The new space, which includes greenery, water features, meeting pods and games, has been described as a “hidden oasis” in Derby city centre.

The investment is part of on-going programme of upgrades which has seen the developer inject £1.5m into Cardinal Square over the past three years.

David Dyas, asset manager at Nurton Developments, said: “Creating a high-quality working environment now involves thinking about the experience of the workplace as much as the physical offices and providing attractive spaces for employees to work, meet and enjoy breaks are important considerations for wellbeing and productivity.

“The new-look courtyard is like a pocket park to bring the Cardinal community together and provides a unique added value amenity, in addition to all the great shops, restaurants and bars just a short walk away.”

Dyas added: “Being able to connect to the outdoors is a welcome surprise for new occupiers and offers a real wow factor for people as they walk through the building.

“Smile Dental is one of number of lettings we’ve gained over the past 12 months including FTT and Randd and we’re pleased to welcome them to the building and demonstrate that our strategy for positive asset management pays off.”