Chesterfield Waterside development progressing well despite coronavirus pandemic

The man behind Chesterfield Waterside says the development is continuing ‘at a pace’ despite the coronavirus pandemic.

By Michael Broomhead
Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 7:00 am

Talks have been taking place to bring a ‘high-quality’ office to the eagerly-awaited £340million scheme off Brimington Road.

Meanwhile, work is continuing to build nearly 200 new homes on the site.

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Peter Swallow, the man behind Chesterfield Waterside.

Chesterfield Waterside is being led by local company Bolsterstone Group PLC and backed by the Arnold Laver Group and Chesterfield Borough Council.

Peter Swallow, managing director of Bolsterstone Group PLC, said: “Chesterfield Waterside continues at a pace and, despite the pandemic, 2020 is shaping up to be a formative year for the scheme.

“Since receiving planning approval for the office accommodation last year, we have been in negotiations to bring forward the delivery of high-quality office building.

“Avant Homes has also made progress with construction of the new homes at Waterside Quarter.

An artist's impression of the office building at Chesterfield Waterside.

“Chesterfield Waterside continues to be a significant scheme for the town and will play a role in Chesterfield’s economic recovery from Covid-19.”

When the plans for the office accomodation were approved last year, the borough council described Chesterfield as a ‘great location’ for business.

Avant Homes is in the process of building 173 two, three and four-bedroom homes as part of Chesterfield Waterside.

Stuart Rowlands, Avant Homes central managing director, said the house-building was helping to ‘completely transform’ an area of the town which has been abandoned for many years.

An artist's impression of the properties at Chesterfield Waterside.

More than £1billion of investment is taking place across the Chesterfield area with a number of ambitious developments – including Chesterfield Waterside – either taking place or in the pipeline.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of the borough council, told the Derbyshire Times earlier this month that the projects would ‘deliver thousands of new jobs to the town and borough both during the construction phases and once works are complete’.

Chesterfield Waterside – which is one of the UK's largest regeneration projects and is expected to create up to 2,000 jobs – promises to eventually feature five neighbourhoods including housing, offices, shops, a hotel, a multi-storey car park and a new canal basin.

For more information about Chesterfield Waterside, visit

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