Sadler Bridge Studios, Derby

Bauman Lyons were commissioned to design Sadler Bridge Studios by Derby City Council (won through competitive tender) as part of a programme to increase the Local Authority’s network of managed workspace for established and start-up businesses. 

Within sight of the Cathedral spire and at the junction of a busy artisan and cafe district in Derby, Sadler Bridge Studios sensitively responds to the Cathedral Quarter conservation area and the vibrant local streetscape of Sadler Gate (which was designed in discussion with local stakeholders). 

The completed building forms a pedestrian gateway to the future Sadler Square, and heralds the arrival of new and exciting development of this City Centre site.


  • 40 studios for SMEs in the digital business sector were delivered, as the first phase of the Sadler Square Regeneration project in Cathedral Quarter.
  • Collaborators including facilities management and operational advisers worked with us to optimise building function and layout, in consideration of ambitious passive low-energy design targets. 


Image credits:

Nick Dearden / Cloud 9



Derby City Council