New homes sold and an office block springing up – the latest on Chesterfield Waterside

Work on Chesterfield Waterside is progressing well.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 7:08 am

Avant Homes is continuing to build 173 two, three and four-bedroom houses in the Waterside Quarter area of the £340milliom development off Brimington Road.

More than 30 of the homes have been sold and some are already occupied.

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Construction work is also well underway on a seven-storey office block – One Waterside Place – in the Basin Square neighbourhood of the scheme.

Avant Homes’ £36m project is the company's largest site in the Chesterfield area to date.

Dawn Bennett, Avant Homes Central head of sales, said: “We’ve received a great response from buyers at our Waterside Quarter development and interest in our homes has remained consistently strong since its launch in 2020.

“In September, we unveiled three of our design-led two, three and four-bedroom showhomes, which were shortly followed by our first residents moving into their homes.

Tenants have already been secured for some of the grade A office accommodation at Chesterfield Waterside. Picture by Andrew Evans, of f22 Aerial Images.
Tenants have already been secured for some of the grade A office accommodation at Chesterfield Waterside. Picture by Andrew Evans, of f22 Aerial Images.

“Work on-site is still progressing well – and with more than 30 homes now sold, we’re hugely excited to continue to see great success at Waterside Quarter.”

Britcon (UK) Ltd is expected to finish building work on One Waterside Place in the autumn.

Tenants have already been secured for part of the office block and more are being sought by property agents Knight Frank and FHP.

Harry Orwin-Allen, from the Sheffield office of Knight Frank, said: “Chesterfield Waterside is an exciting, high-quality, mixed-use scheme which will revitalise the eastern side of Chesterfield on an unprecedented scale for the town.

“This development comes at a time when Chesterfield is becoming a popular base for small and medium-sized enterprises with its good town centre facilities and links to the motorway network.”

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

Councillor Tricia Gilby, council leader, said: “Work is progressing well on-site and we hope that One Waterside Place will be complete and ready for businesses to move into from September 2021.

“The development, which is being led by local company Bolsterstone Group PLC, has already created around £1.7m of orders for local contractors.

“The project is also helping young people develop skills – an innovative partnership with the college is allowing students to track the process and learn more about the construction industry.”

She added: “Waterside is just one of several major developments in Chesterfield that will help ensure the town has a strong economic recovery following the pandemic.

“Together with our HS2 Station Master Plan it will see that area of the town completely transformed, making it more attractive for visitors and businesses, which will help further strengthen the local economy and ensure there are great opportunities available to everyone in our community.”

Peter Swallow, managing director of Bolsterstone Group PLC, said: “We are delighted with the progress Chesterfield Waterside is making with both the residential and commercial offering.

“The strong interest from both residents and businesses is testament to both the progressive design and quality of the buildings at Waterside.”

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

For more information about Chesterfield Waterside, visit www.chesterfieldwaterside.com.