Gordons shows it’s better by design through helping studio move to Bradford’s Independent Quarter

Wednesday 6th January 2016

Gordons has shown it has commercial property advice down to a fine art by helping design studio Everyday Something relocate to Bradford’s thriving Independent Quarter.

Everyday Something, founded in 2011 and run by Bradford man James Sanderson, was previously based in the city’s Park Lane Centre and is now located in North Parade.

The business works across various disciplines, including branding, art direction, illustration, print and digital design. Its specialities include branding and identities, design for print, website design, and image making.

Everyday Something’s underlying aim is to create well crafted, engaging work that enhances the reputation of brands and businesses. It has a broad range of clients in the UK and internationally, including: outdoor clothing and sporting goods specialist Oakley Europe; art, culture and stationery retailer BestPlayEver; sporting psychology experts Pre-Shot Golf; and Bradford Brewery.

Simon Mydlowski, a partner in Gordons’ commercial property team, based at its offices in Bradford’s Duke Street, advised Everyday Something on the negotiation of its new lease and other legal aspects of its relocation.

Commenting on Simon’s contribution to the relocation, James Sanderson said: “His work included negotiating a really good deal for us at North Parade, plus ironing out one or two issues over the vacation of our previous site and move to the new premises to our satisfaction. He also simplified the lease for the current location, so we now have a document which is much shorter and more straightforward than it was originally. All-in-all, he did a really top job for us.”

Simon has now advised five businesses in the Independent Quarter recently, following his assistance to award-winning bar The Sparrow; food, drink and record shop Record Café; Italian restaurant Mama Mia; and recruitment specialists Candelisa People.

The Independent Quarter, mainly populated by leisure businesses and located in the North Parade area, is part of Bradford City Centre Growth Zone. North Parade is currently one of three finalists in the City Location category of the Great British High Street Awards, the winners of which are being decided by a public vote ending on 13 November.

Simon said: “It was a pleasure to advise Everyday Something on this important relocation, which will deliver a number of important benefits to the business, and we wish it well in the new premises.

“This move is the latest evidence of the growth and success of the Independent Quarter, which is playing a key role in Bradford’s regeneration. The demand for space there demonstrates that entrepreneurs now have the confidence to launch in, and relocate to, the city, which wasn’t happening to the same extent in previous years.”