Derby's Central Business District
The Cathedral Quarter is Derby’s central business district with a diverse range of highly-regarded and well-established professional services.
The finance sector is well represented in the area with a large number of banks, building societies, insurance brokers, accountancy practices and financial advisory services. It is also home to many estate agents,chartered surveyors and lettings agencies, establishing the Cathedral Quarter as the primary location in the city for property matters.
There is also a strong legal presence in the Cathedral Quarter with a large number of solicitors and law firms electing to have chambers in the area. This, in addition to the new Magistrates Court located on St Mary’s Gate, ensures that the Cathedral Quarter can justly claim to be at the heart of Derby’s judiciary system.
The Cathedral Quarter also has a strong background in innovative and creative industries and boasts local, regional and national leaders in IT, graphic design, digital art and printing as successful businesses located in the area. A growing number of micro-businesses,entrepreneurs and SME’s are recognising the advantages of having a base for their activities in the Cathedral Quarter with a substantial presence in the Connect Derby developments at Friar Gate Studios, Sadler Bridge Studios and Kings Chambers.