Mystery still surrounds closure of Chesterfield's historic Victoria Centre

The owners of Chesterfield's historic Victoria Centre remain tight-lipped about the closure of the building and what is planned for the future of the site.

Sunday, 12th March 2017, 9:08 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
Chesterfield's Victoria Centre.
Chesterfield's Victoria Centre.

The Knifesmithgate building - which used to house a ballroom, cinema and billiard hall - is now empty, marking the end of an era.

Four businesses which occupied the Victoria Centre have relocated to new premises nearby.

London-based Metropolitan Properties Company (FGC) Ltd, which owns the prominent site, has repeatedly declined to tell the Derbyshire Times why the centre has shut and what will happen to the building.

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Metropolitan Properties Company (FGC) Ltd is owned by billionaire property investor Benzion Schalom Eliezer Freshwater, who also holds roles at almost 300 other firms.