Location

Our office is in a restored cotton mill building at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Darley Abbey Mills.

To get a better feel of this scenic and historically interesting location, have a virtual fly around!

Directions

Just put the following postcode in your sat nav to get to the mill complex:
DE22 1DZ

Depending on your direction, you may come through Darley Abbey Village, down Old Lane, and over the toll bridge, or alternatively off the A61, down Alfreton Road, and past the rugby club.

UPDATE: THE TOLL BRIDGE HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS AND REPLACED WITH A PEDESTRIAN-ONLY TEMPORARY BRIDGE! SO, IF YOU’RE DRIVING VIA DARLEY ABBEY VILLAGE, YOU’LL NEED TO PARK ON THAT SIDE OF THE RIVER AND WALK ACROSS!

If you’re coming from the A61 / Alfreton Road / rugby club direction, drive with caution past the rugby club as recent floods have done a lot of damage to the road surface of Haslams Lane.

Office

The mill complex is surprisingly large and confusing, so it’s easy to get lost.

We’re in the ‘Middle Mill’, on the main Haslams Lane route through the mill complex, but unfortunately it isn’t signposted very well.

If you’re coming from the A61 / rugby club direction, we’re on the left on the main road, just after you’ve gone past the building on the left with the ‘Element’ signage near the giant chimney. If you get to the ‘Long Mill’, the ‘West Mill’, or the footbridge, then you’ve gone too far!

If you’re coming from the Darley Abbey Bridge direction, go past Darley’s Restaurant on the right, then we’re just on the right after the building on the right with the ‘Long Mill’ signage. If you start going past cottages on the left or past a giant chimney on the right, then you’ve gone too far!

And if you end up near the ‘OneDZ’ gym, you’re on the wrong side of the main road through the mill complex! But you can park there and just walk across.

You’re looking for a somewhat inconspicuous green/grey door in the middle of a large mill building, the ‘Middle Mill’, which has a small car park in front of it. There is a black sign listing occupants high up on the wall in the middle of the building, with ‘Loates HR’ in unhelpfully small text. If you zoom in, you can see the door and sign in the Google Street View image further down this page. We’d really like to have a bigger and better sign, but the Mills are grade-1 listed buildings as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so there are lots of restrictions as to what is allowed.

It will probably be easier for you to look for the much more prominent signage of our parking spaces against the front wall of the building, over to the right. Or the giant green traffic cones that we use to reserve them. The front door is to the left of these.

Through the front door we are immediately inside on the right, with a dark grey and glass office door featuring digital signage.

If you get completely lost, don’t panic, just give us a ring on 01332 890 345 and we’ll come out and find you!

Parking

There is free parking on site, either in the small car park immediately outside our building, or in the bigger car park opposite on the other side of Haslams Lane. If you can’t find any free space on site, please use the rugby club car park (A61 direction) or the public Darley Park car park near the Abbey and Paper Mill pubs (Darley Abbey village direction), both of which are free and only a short walking distance away.

If you let us know you’re coming, we’ll reserve you one of our parking spaces. Just look for the giant green cones in front of our building! Give us a ring when you get here and we’ll come out and move the cone so you can park.

Otherwise, you can park in any space that doesn’t have a reservation sign for a specific business on it.

WARNING: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR NEIGHBOURING COMPANIES WITHIN THE MILLS COMPLEX HAVE RECENTLY STARTED ENFORCING THEIR RESERVED PARKING SPACES, SO YOU MAY GET FINED IF YOU PARK IN A NAMED SPACE OTHER THAN ONE OF OURS.

ALSO, IF YOU’RE COMING IN FROM THE VILLAGE SIDE, DON’T PARK ON THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES BY THE FOOTBRIDGE, AS PARKING TICKETS ARE REGULARLY ISSUED THERE.

Accessibility

Our office is on the ground floor, and is fully wheelchair accessible.

We also have private wheelchair accessible toilet facilities available within our office.

We have allocated parking spaces immediately outside our office building, so can reserve one of these for you if that would help.

If you have any other accessibility requirements, please let us know in advance of your visit and we will do everything we can to accommodate them.