AGI Drives Expansion At Cardinal


AGI, a leading provider of air, road and sea freight solutions, has expanded its presence in Derby moving to a significantly larger office in Nurton Developments’ Cardinal Square offices to accommodate its future growth.

The new 3776 sq ft office, three times the size of its previous one positions the company for continued success into 2024 and beyond as it looks to scale up operations to better serve its clients and meet their evolving needs in the East Midlands.

Conveniently located just a short walk from the city centre, on the junction of the A61 and A52 alongside the inner ring road, the offices have excellent connectivity to the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

Having undergone significant investment over the last couple of years to help its occupiers grow and attract and retain talent, Cardinal Square offers a hidden oasis in the centre of the building, opening up to provide a green open space for work, rest and play, with meeting pods, water features and outdoors games including table tennis, pétanque and mini golf.

Dale Cross Director of AGI Derby is excited for the future in the new offices. “It’s a great step up for us, but what’s even better is that it’s just down the corridor from where we were before.

“Cardinal Square is ideally located for our needs and near to amenities and designed to consider the wellbeing of our team too, which will also help us recruit as we expand.

“We have big plans for the East Midlands following rapid growth of the business and all the team are pleased to be staying at Cardinal and looking forward to welcoming new people and growing into the new space as we deliver our strategic growth plans.”

AGI is one of several occupiers enjoying the ongoing investment at Cardinal including Bulkhead, Freeth’s, City Fibre, FTT, Randd, Astute, FHP, Smile Bright and the NHS.

David Dyas, asset manager for Nurton Developments said: “We’re pleased to be retaining AGI in Derby city centre and helping them expand their presence in the region, signing them up for another 6-year lease.

“Cardinal has always been an office to help nurture businesses and as a landlord we welcome conversations and are open to looking at how we can use the space to offer flexibility and opportunity for occupiers to realise their ambitions.

AGI is a classic example of a company looking for a base, taking a two-man office three years ago, then a five desk office 15 months ago expanding into 1,100sq and now trebling their space requirements.”

“The new few years look set to be exciting for AGI and we look forward to watching and playing a supporting role in their continued success.”