Work to demolish Chesterfield building will start next spring

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Work on a development which will see nearly 70 retirement homes created in Chesterfield will start next spring.

In January, Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee granted conditional permission for McCarthy and Stone to demolish North East Derbyshire District Council’s former headquarters on Saltergate and build 64 retirement homes at the site.

An artists impression of the development.

An artists impression of the development.

Ahead of the work, McCarthy and Stone is appealing to residents to enter a competition to name the scheme.

The winner will receive a £200 cheque and be granted the opportunity to attend the official opening of the development.

Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone north west, said: “We are inviting people to suggest an appropriate name for our new Chesterfield development.

“We are looking for a name which will be relevant to the local community – it can be anything from suggestions honouring local landmarks or scenery to names that incorporate elements of the town’s rich history.”

To be in with a chance of winning the competition, email mccarthyandstone@mccann.com with your suggested development name and the reason behind it.

Make sure you include ‘Chesterfield’ in the subject header and also put your name and contact details in the email.

The competition is open to people of all ages from the local and surrounding areas and the deadline for entries is Monday, September 17.

The number of older people in Chesterfield is due to increase by 20 per cent in the next two decades.