Chesterfield council reveals when work on new enterprise centre is expected to finish
Work on Chesterfield’s new enterprise centre is expected to be complete by the summer, it has been revealed.
According to Chesterfield Borough Council, the building, on part of the Donut roundabout, will provide 32 ‘high-quality’ offices over three floors when it opens.
The centre – which promises to be a key element of the £19.9million Northern Gateway project – is now weatherproof, meaning another key milestone has been reached in the project programme.
Councillor Dean Collins, the council’s cabinet member for economic development, said: “It is fantastic to see this building progressing with such pace.
“Our contractor, Robert Woodhead, has worked incredibly hard and overcome many challenges to make sure they can deliver this project without delay in a Covid-secure environment.
“I’m confident that this enterprise centre will provide the space and support for businesses to express their entrepreneurial spirit and start or grow local businesses in the borough.
“This will help ensure that we a creating a thriving borough with lots of opportunities for young people to develop excellent careers in our town.”
Dan Cove, project manager from Robert Woodhead, said “Works are progressing really well despite a few challenging days with the snow and ice.
“The team on site are working to enhanced covid secure measures too so that has added to the operational complexities of the scheme.
“It’s taking shape and you can see what a great addition this will be for Chesterfield.”
Work dividing the interior and installing a lift has now begun.
Andy Dabbs, board director at Whittam Cox Architects, added: “As a local practice we are delighted to see progress still being made on site despite the pandemic.
“The enterprise centre is such an important part of the Northern Gateway regeneration in Chesterfield, providing a new and unique commercial offer which is designed to be a catalyst for further investment and development.
“As well as providing high-quality facilities for businesses wanting to locate in the town centre, the architecture will provide a new contemporary landmark which will enrich the urban fabric of the town.”
For more information about the new enterprise centre, visit www.chesterfield.gov.uk/business-and-economic-growth/regeneration-and-economic-growth/introducing-the-northern-gateway-development/enterprise-centre.