Moorfield’s Injoy as final tenant at Derby Riverlights
Boutique UK real estate private equity fund manager Moorfield has let the final unit at Derby Riverlights (Riverlights) to Injoy, a children’s activity centre operators. Riverlights is a waterfront leisure destination in the heart of Derby owned by funds managed by Moorfield.
Injoy, which has taken 20,000 sq ft of space, over two floors on an 15 year lease, is the latest established brand to occupy Riverlights, further strengthening the diverse mix of leisure, hospitality and F & B tenants across the 200,000 sq ft scheme.
Riverlights will be Injoy’s second UK centre, providing a host of fun activities for all the family under one roof, including climbing walls, soft play and one of the UK’s first ‘Interactive Zones’, where families can test their skills at art workshops and cookery classes. It will also offer a plastic-free licensed restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Nic Lowry, Senior Investment Manager at Moorfield, says: “Welcoming Injoy is the final piece of the jigsaw in positioning Riverlights as the key leisure destination in the city centre. Providing a thriving leisure sector is a vital element in the ongoing regeneration of the City and we are thrilled that Riverlights is now fully occupied, supporting both our original investment strategy and Derby’s vision in rediscovering the riverside focused offering.”
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, says: “This is great news for Riverlights. We have been working together with Moorfield to support its investment and we are pleased that the scheme is now fully let. With further investment ongoing at the River Gardens, Derby is finally beginning to take advantage of a wonderful river frontage.”
Injoy Manager Richard Chandler adds: “We have taken the original concept for a soft play centre and taken it to another level with a genuine emphasis on quality, creating an environment the whole family can enjoy together.”
As part of the ongoing asset management programme at Riverlights, an outside terrace overlooking the River Derwent will be created in time for the summer months.
Located adjacent to the River Derwent, existing leisure occupiers at Derby Riverlights include Genting Casino, Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, Thyme Restaurant and Gym City. Originally constructed in 2010, Riverlights was acquired by Moorfield in 2015 out of administration, since when it has undertaken a transformational redevelopment programme.