A piece of life-saving equipment has been installed at Cardinal Square, Derby’s most high-profile office development.
The building’s owners, Nurton Developments, have installed a defibrillator close to their reception and break-out area for use by tenants, visitors and members of the local community.
Defibrillators, also known as AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators), are small medical devices, designed to deliver an electric shock to a person who is having a sudden cardiac arrest.
It is estimated that around 100,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK every year and while CPR saves the lives of around 9%, if a defibrillator is used alongside effective CPR within three to five minutes of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival are estimated to increase to around 50%.
If the defibrillator is ever needed, staff and tenants just need to call 999 and the emergency operator will pass on a code that will open the locked case that the equipment is stored in. The device will then talk the person through the process of how to use it.
One of the most visible office developments in Derby, Cardinal Square is located on the outskirts of Derby city centre, sitting at the junction of the A61 and A52.
Commenting on the installation of the defibrillator, David Dyas, asset manager at Cardinal Square, said:
“Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers and as a responsible employer, Nurton Developments was keen to get more life-saving equipment to places like Cardinal Square where it can potentially save lives.
“Whilst we hope it never has to be used, having the defibrillator installed will help decrease the risk of fatalities from one of the most common heart conditions.”
Cardinal Square is set around a central quadrant and comprises of four inter-connecting blocks, each arranged on four and five floors, available on a floor-by-floor or single office basis.
Refurbishments on the ground floor of the building’s West Point and North Point were completed earlier this year to create the new Cardinal Business Centre, a managed workspace scheme, which offers flexible leases and can accommodate everything from two workstations up to an open plan suite.
Occupancy levels have steadily increased with local, regional and national businesses taking advantage of the scheme’s central location, quality accommodation and hi-tech services and facilities.
The building continues to attract high profile names across a variety of sectors and tenants now include leading outsourced healthcare service providers Totally PLC, water and wastewater solution providers MWH Treatment, NHS Property services, leading UK infrastructure providers NMCN and Freeths solicitors.
For further information about taking space at Cardinal Square or Cardinal Business Centre, contact Phil Stone on 0121 222 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general office enquires, contact Russell Rigby at Rigby & Co on 01332 203377 or email@example.com or Tim Richardson at FHP on 01332 224857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.