Chesterfield building taken off the market

Chesterfield's former magistrates' court - which was being used as a drugs den - has been taken off the market.

Saturday, 23rd September 2017, 4:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:46 am
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The Grade II-listed building, which is located between Rose Hill and West Bars, has been empty for several years and was put up for sale in 2015.

At this stage, it is not known why the property has been taken off the market.

It may have been sold or the London-based company which currently owns the site, Essel Property II Ltd, may have decided to keep it. We are trying to find out what the situation is.

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Chesterfield's former magistrates' court. Picture: Anne Shelley.

Following on from that report and intervention by Chesterfield Borough Council, Essel Property II Ltd put in place a series of measures to improve security and protect the building from repeated vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Designed by Professor Joseph Stanley Allen, a renowned architect, planner and academic, the building was property in 1956 and became Grade II listed in 1998.

In 2015, the site received planning consent allowing it to be used for a variety of purposes including office, retail and leisure facilities.

This picture, taken earlier in the year, shows that the old court was being used as a drugs den.
Chesterfield's former magistrates' court. Picture: Anne Shelley.
This picture, taken earlier in the year, shows that the old court was being used as a drugs den.