DERBYSHIRE: Yet more good jobs news at flagship site

Another 63 jobs are set to be created at Markham Vale – bringing the total to more than 320 in eight months.

Henry Boot Developments Ltd has joined forces with Euro Garages Ltd to table plans for a petrol filling station and Starbucks drive-through coffee shop at the flagship site off junction 29A of the M1 near Chesterfield.

The filling station will include a convenience store, a Subway sandwich bar, public toilets and a cash machine while the Starbucks will have 65 indoor seats and 10 outside for customers not wishing to use the drive-through facility.

The filling station and convenience store will create 22 jobs while the Subway and Starbucks will create 15 and 26 posts respectively. Of the 63 total jobs, 37 will be full time.

Cllr Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for jobs, said: “This latest investment underlines again the value of having a bespoke site in the middle of England that’s served by its own motorway junction and has excellent transport links.”

The news comes after Ready Egg Ltd announced plans to move to the site – creating 50 jobs over two years.