CHESTERFIELD WATERSIDE: ‘A lot of work happening behind the scenes’

An artist's impression of the Chesterfield Waterside project.
An artist's impression of the Chesterfield Waterside project.

The head of Chesterfield Waterside says much work is currently taking place behind the scenes – ten years after the enormous masterplan was announced.

The £300million project aims to transform the site of the former Trebor factory into a thriving new community consisting of more than 1,000 homes, apartments, offices, shops, bars and restaurants surrounding a new canal basin.

It also promises to create up to 2,000 jobs.

Since the complex development was announced in 2006, the canal basin and 19 affordable homes have been built on the 40-acre site near Chesterfield train station. All these homes are occupied.

More building work is expected to take place later this year.

The megaplan is being managed by Chesterfield Waterside Ltd, which is made up of Chesterfield Borough Council and developers Urbo.

Peter Swallow, chairman of Chesterfield Waterside Ltd, said: “A lot of technical work is going on in the background at present.

“We have held positive discussions with a number of interested parties and are very hopeful some of these will develop into future building occupiers.

“This £300m scheme remains a key part of the town’s £1billion of investment and regeneration which is forecast to take place over the next ten years,”he added.

Mr Swallow promised to keep the Derbyshire Times up-to-date with the latest on the Chesterfield Waterside development, which is ranked as the 47th largest regeneration project in the UK.