Chesterfield up for regeneration awards


Two of Chesterfield’s regeneration sites have reached the final stages in the prestigious Regeneration and Renewal Awards.

Chesterfield Borough Council put forward the development of the old Dema Glass site and the A61/River Rother Corridor for an award. There were over 400 entries into this year’s awards and Chesterfield has secured two places in the finals. The judges will visit the sites on Friday 8th July with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony in September.

Cllr John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We’re obviously delighted to have reached the finals in these national awards. It’s a testament to the hard work of Council officers, our partners and developers that we have already had such great success with the Dema Glass site.

The development along the A61 corridor will be another exciting stage for the town and we’re looking forward to showing our plans to the judges when they come to visit.”

The Dema Glass site, which features the B2Net Stadium and the Tesco Extra Superstore has been entered into the award for “mixed-use development of the year”. The A61/River Rother Corridor which includes the Chesterfield Waterside development, the new BMW and Mini showrooms, the Casa Hotel and the Dema Glass site has been entered into the Strategic Planning award category.

Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield said: “Just reaching the finals in these awards is recognition of how much Chesterfield is regenerating into a great destination for residents, visitors, students and the business community.