First look at new landmark Chesterfield development

Council bosses have revealed the first image of a planned new landmark Chesterfield development.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:45 am

The first artist’s impression has been revealed for Chesterfield Borough Council's new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre in the town centre.

It is set to be built on part of the Holywell Cross car park, in the “Donut” roundabout, opposite the new Saltergate multi-storey car park, which opened last year.

The site is currently fenced off, following an archaeological dig last summer, with new hoarding set to go up around the site in the next few weeks, ahead of the start of building work.Councillor Terry Gilby, council cabinet member for economic development, said: “The new centre will allow those based there to have access to in-house support services to encourage and nurture start-up and early-stage businesses in a variety of industry sectors.

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The planned site of the new business centre on Holywell Cross car park.

“The council declared a climate emergency in Chesterfield last year, so being environmentally friendly in our forthcoming building projects is essential. “This building has been deliberately designed to reduce its demand for energy and related carbon emissions.“The location of the building in the town centre also ensures it benefits from proximity to a range of public transport services.

“The building will provide shower and changing facilities for those occupants who cycle or travel to work on foot.

“A building travel plan will also help promote more environmentally sustainable forms of transport to those using the building.”

The centre is set to provide 32 offices, ranging from 26 to 120 sq metres in size, over three floors. Other features include a shared reception and lobby area, meeting rooms and a first-floor break-out area.

An artist's impression of the new business centre.

Robert Woodhead has been appointed to build the centre. It is expected to take about a year to build and is due to open for business in early 2021.

To enquire about space in the centre, call Claire Cunningham on 01246 345255, or email [email protected]

The centre is the latest major development coming to Chesterfield, with the town set to reap the benefits of almost £1 billion in investment. Work on Chesterfield Waterside has already begun, while plans to transform The Chesterfield Hotel and railway station area, among others, well under way.

An artist's impression of the new business centre.