February 7, 2020


In a deal brokered by FHP Property Consultants, leading British game developer Bulkhead Interactive has expanded its UK operation with a move to a major 6,436ft² office facility at Cardinal Square in Derby.

The company, which was founded in 2015 by 5 University of Derby graduates, has enjoyed rapid success over the years and now employs a team of more than 30 people at its Derby studio, with further plans to expand.  The decision to relocate the company’s Derby studio to Cardinal Square comes after a period of sustained growth and the requirement for larger and better quality accommodation for its team.  The company has taken a whole floor at Cardinal Square, which has been the subject of an extensive fit-out in order to provide the best possible working environment for the team.

Cardinal Square is one of Derby’s best known office developments and occupies a prime location fronting the inner ring road and the A52 and within a short walk of the City Centre facilities.  The building has been the subject of an extensive refurbishment programme by the owners Nurton Developments providing a high quality environment, reception areas, break out facilities and modern space together with a landscaped courtyard garden.

The ground floor of the building’s West Point has been the subject of a refurbishment to create Cardinal Business Centre, which comprises 9,000ft² of serviced office accommodation.

Commenting on the move to Cardinal Square, Bulkhead CEO Joe Brammer said:

“Since entering the gaming industry, Bulkhead’s ethos has been to take care of our people.  A high quality centrally located studio space forms an important aspect of our philosophy and Cardinal Square offered exactly what we were looking for.  We have some really big plans and our new accommodation will enable us to scale up in order to achieve those goals”.

Tim Richardson from FHP Property Consultants who brokered the deal comments:

We are delighted that Bulkhead Interactive have joined the growing number of businesses at Cardinal Square.  The convenient location, modern space and hands on approach of the Landlord makes it an attractive proposition for potential tenants.”

David Dyas, Asset Manager for Cardinal Square owner Nurton Developments added:

“Bulkhead Interactive are a dynamic business with exciting growth plans and we are delighted that they have chosen Cardinal Square for their new home.  Having a games developer housed at Cardinal Square demonstrates the broad appeal that the newly refurbished offices offers to businesses of all size and sectors.  Bulkhead were keen to move quickly and we were able to agree terms and completely re-fit within a very tight timescale”.

Joint agents on the scheme are FHP Property Consultants and Rigby and Co.

For further information about taking space at Cardinal Square please contact Tim Richardson at FHP Property Consultants on 01332 224 857 email timr@fhp.co.uk or Russell Rigby at Rigby and Co 01332 203 377 or email russellrigby@rigbyandco.com

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