Chesterfield housing, leisure and office developments in pictures

Work is progressing rapidly on huge development projects that will bring new life into the town post-pandemic.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 8:59 pm

During the last year-and-a-half at least the transformative schemes have gathered pace as part of efforts to rejuvenate Chesterfield as a place to live, work and play.

They include office buildings, hotels, new town centre apartments, a food hall and a town centre leisure quarter.

Exciting new housing, food and drink and office space projects taking shape

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The 50,000 Sq ft building - opposite the Technique Stadium - will provide a mix of office and retail space along with a food hall serviced by independent catering kitchens.
Located at the former Co-op building, Elder Way already has a brand new 92-bed Premier Inn hotel on the upper floors. The planned "leisure quarter" - led by regeneration specialist Jomas - is offering ground floor and basement units for food and drink businesses.
The seven-storey office building - under construction since March - will provide 35,000 sq ft of space. It comes as part of the Basin Square commercial hub at the Chesterfield Waterside development - which will also see a 378 multi-storey car park, 120 bed hotel and 329 apartments in development.
Located between Rose Hill and West Bars the old magistrates court building was bought by Nottingham-based firm ARC Vantage in 2019. It has planning consent for 30 apartments over three floors.
The council-led centre will include 32 high quality office suites - with 24/7 access, an IT fibre connection offering maximum speed multi-bandwidth capability, wi-fi and air conditioning throughout. Tenants will be offered access to other council services and venues, including business support and corporate rates for leisure passes, parking permits and conferencing facilities.
The Chesterfield Hotel has been empty since 2015 and is awaiting demolition. A planning application submitted by the Borough Council and Prestige (Midlands) Hotels Ltd aims to replace the 144-year old building with two new properties - one of which would be a hotel.