The interior of the Co-op has been revamped as the developers prepare to welcome new businesses.

Photos show Chesterfield’s former Co-op building as talks continue with potential tenants for Elder Way development

Our reporter was invited for a tour of Chesterfield’s old Co-op building on Elder Way – as developers remain in talks with a number of possible tenants for the revamped site.

Thursday, 9th June 2022, 1:34 pm

The final pieces of work are being completed at Chesterfield’s Elder Way development - which aims to transform the old Co-op into a food and drinks quarter.

The department store became an iconic part of the town centre across its 75 years, but was forced to close in July 2013 amid a drop in demand.

After a Premier Inn opened on the first and second floors of the site in April 2019, it is hoped that restaurants, bars and cafés will soon take on the ground floor units. Jomast, which is responsible for the development, is continuing to liaise with several potential new additions to Chesterfield’s town centre.

While the mock-Tudor facade has been preserved during the work, the inside of the building has seen some significant alterations already - here are 11 pictures that show what the former Co-op store looks like now.

More information about Elder Way can be found here.

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