Chesterfield’s town centre businesses are set to benefit from a number of key council projects as well as an already packed calendar of events in 2024.
With Elder Way occupying a pivotal site in the town centre, that means businesses based in and around the iconic development will see additional footfall throughout the year.
A number of key town centre projects are on the doorstep of Elder Way, including the Chesterfield Waterside scheme, the Revitalising Heart of Chesterfield scheme, and The Stephenson Memorial Hall renovation which will see it transformed into a world class theatre and museum in 2024.
The £340million Chesterfield Waterside scheme, which sits adjacent to Chesterfield town centre, is part of Chesterfield Borough Council’s overall Town Centre Masterplan which will see public spaces, including the historic market, revitalised.
Investment in the town centre is helping Chesterfield attract a number of new businesses and events. Vicar Lane Shopping Centre welcomed five new businesses in 2023 alone, including Y Not Vintage, Street Spirit and Coffee#1, putting the units at Vicar Lane at 90% occupancy.
Shaun Brown, Vicar Lane Centre Manager said “I am delighted in the interest in Vicar Lane, both from visitors and potential occupiers. We have really focussed our efforts on welcoming independents to the scheme this year as well as supporting our current tenants. The management team aim to provide a great experience for everyone here so it’s fantastic to see the hard work and changes have paid off.”
And it’s not just new businesses that the town centre is attracting. The success of the inaugural Peddler Street Market and Eat in the Park events in 2023, will see their return in 2024.
Chesterfield’s popular 1940s market is also moving from November to Spring in 2024. Dates have still to be announced for other key town centre events like the Medieval Fund Day and Christmas Lights Switch On.
Dates, however have already been announced for a number of events taking place in and around the town centre in 2024 including:
07 January Chesterfield Vegan Market
04 February Chesterfield Vegan Market
26 – 27 January Chesterfield CAMRA Beer Festival
25 February Chesterfield Artisan Market
22 – 24 Marc Peddler Street Market
24 March Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k
05 May Chesterfield Vegan Market
11 – 19 May Chesterfield Walking Festival
17 – 18 May Peddler Street Market
30 June – 7 July Chesterfield Festival of Cricket
19 – 20 July Peddler Street Market
21 July Chesterfield Pride
10 – 11 August Eat in the Park
01 September Chesterfield Vegan Market
20 – 21 September Peddler Street Market
Events are key to increasing the visitor economy of the town; which is one of the key targets in the 2023-27 Chesterfield Growth Strategy.
With its key position in the town centre, businesses based within the units at Elder Way are ideally located to benefit from the additional footfall events bring into Chesterfield.
The fully accessible street level units beneath the Premier Inn hotel provide an excellent location for businesses looking to capitalise on the town’s growing visitor economy and Town Centre Masterplan.
Joint agents, WSB Property and FHP, who are acting for Elder Way, report interest in the units from not only hospitality operators, but also retail, health and beauty, and gym businesses. If you’re a business looking to benefit from the opportunities on offer at Elder Way, contact Ellis Cullen at FHP on 07450 972111 or Adam Mobley at WSB Property Consultant on 0113 234 1444. or contact us here.