Chesterfield accountancy confirmed as first firm in town’s newest office block

A Chesterfield accountancy firm is on the move – to the town’s newest office block.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 10:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 7:38 am

BHP – which describes itself as “Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s leading accountancy business” – has announced plans to open a new office in the Chesterfield Waterside development, one of the UK’s largest regeneration schemes.

It says the move from Saltergate to One Waterside Place, a seven-storey office building currently under construction at the Waterside scheme, will allow it to expand its team.

Building of the office block began last year, with a bolt-tightening ceremony in March marking the completion of the steel frame.

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The building is now being made watertight and will undergo an internal fit-out before businesses move in later this year, with BHP set to take an entire floor of about 5,500 sq feet.

Lisa Leighton, BHP joint managing partner, said: ““Despite the wider economic uncertainty of the past year, our team has continued to grow, and Chesterfield has always been an important location for us.

“Waterside is a fantastic regeneration project and offers us a really exciting opportunity to provide first-class office facilities for our team and also get behind transformational investment in the area.

“Going forwards, we expect most of our teams to adopt a seamless blend of office and home working in which the office will be a place for collaboration, sharing ideas, meeting clients, and for all our people to grow and develop.”

The steel frame of One Waterside Place, a seven-storey office block at Chesterfield Waterside, is complete.

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Exciting time

Ms Leighton said: “It is a hugely exciting time for our Chesterfield team.”

The £340 million Chesterfield Waterfield scheme – described as the “most ambitious project the town has ever seen” – will see the former Arnold Laver and Trebor factory sites off Brimington Road redeveloped into housing, offices, shops, bars, a hotel, multi-storey car park, apartments and canal basin marina.

Lisa Leighton, BHP joint managing partner.

Peter Swallow, managing director of Bolsterstone Group, which is leading the Chesterfield Waterside development, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming BHP to One Waterside Place on completion of the building later this year.

“We are also in talks with a number of other potential occupiers interested in taking space in what will be a high-quality working environment and are confident that as more companies return to the physical workplace we will be able to announce further tenants.”

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