Opinion: Chesterfield’s revamped Elder Way looks so snazzy and great

New life has been breathed into the Elder Way area of Chesterfield – and I think it looks absolutely fabulous.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 9:56 am

Since the start of the year, work has been taking place to improve the look of that part of the town.

High-quality paving has been put down and trees have been planted – it looks a lot more attractive and inviting than before and I think everyone involved in the scheme deserves a pat on the back.

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Elder Way in Chesterfield now looks very snazzy.

This is definitely progress!

The project has been delivered as part of the £3.25million Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield project, which also promises to revamp the town’s historic market.

The improvement works are also a key part of Chesterfield Borough Council’s Northern Gateway.

As part of this, an enterprise centre consisting of new offices is set to launch on part of the Donut roundabout later this year.

Do you like the look of it? You can email [email protected] with your thoughts.

The Northern Gateway has also already seen the opening of the new Saltergate multi-storey car park and the new Premier Inn at Elder Way.

I know a lot of people are keen to see the vacant units below Premier Inn filled – I’ve asked developers for an update on this and will let you know what they say when I receive their response.

I posted a few pictures of the rejuvenated Elder Way on my Twitter account and here are some of your views…

Reece Davies said it was a ‘beautiful area’ and added: “I hope some restaurants go down there and have the pavement for outside eating areas.”

Jonathan Woodhead added: “The trees are great – a more Boulevard approach. Still need some tenants in the bottom floor shops, though.”

Christopher Holmes commented: “It looks good. Hopefully it can attract some tenants.”

Others described the new-look Elder Way as ‘smart’, ‘excellent’, ‘very nice’ and a ‘top-quality job’.

I think we should all be proud of Chesterfield – I certainly am.

Despite the pandemic, big developments have still been taking place and the area is continuing to attract investment.

Chesterfield has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years and I know it will continue to grow.

What a great place it is.

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