New life may be breathed into Chesterfield's old Post Office

New life could be breathed into Chesterfield's old Post Office.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:58 pm
An artists impression of how the historic building could look. Picture submitted.

National developers Telereal Trillium and Chesterfield architects WCEC are seeking planning permission to build seven luxury apartments across the first and second floors of the Grade II listed building on the Market Place.

Meanwhile, the ground floor could be transformed into a large commercial unit with a rear communal courtyard.

Nick Fenton, associate director at WCEC, said: “We are privileged to be working with Telereal Trillium on such a fantastic local scheme.

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“Following recent redevelopment of the town and future plans to regenerate the surrounding areas through schemes such as Chesterfield Waterside and the Northern Gateway, we feel these plans will contribute perfectly and revive a beautiful building which has been partially vacant for a number of years,” he added.

Chesterfield Borough Council will consider the plans before making a decision later this year.

The Chesterfield Post Office building shut in April, 2014, and moved its service to a new home at WH Smith in the Pavements Shopping Centre.

It was one of 70 high street branches to close.