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Exciting plans for Chesterfield town centre unveiled

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Chesterfield Borough Council has launched its Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield improvement plan which will revitalise and regenerate the town centre post Covid.

Plans to improve Chesterfield town centre are expected to increase land value by 16%, create around 100 new jobs and increase shop occupancy rates to more than 90% from their already strong position.

The plans are being funded by nearly £20 million of Levelling Up funding with an additional £6million pledged by Chesterfield Borough Council.

As part of the Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield improvement plan key spaces in the town centre will be regenerated and reimagined, including Market Place, New Square, Burlington Street and Packers Row, Corporation Street and the George Stephenson Memorial Hall.

The historic George Stephenson Memorial Hall will be remodelled and regenerated in order to improve cultural inclusion and participation.

New outdoor dwelling and entertainment space will be created in Market Square and New Square – home of Chesterfield’s 850-year-old market.

The town centre will also have a new lighting strategy and greater data connectivity to enable digital way finding, smart street lighting, predictive maintenance, environmental monitoring.

A number of the Elder Way units sit on Knifesmithgate which borders Packers Row. Improvements to Packers Row will complement the £1.2million public realm scheme on Elder Way which was completed last year and saw pavements widened and trees planted to facilitate outdoor dining and drinking.

Dr Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council unveiled the plans at the annual Celebrate Chesterfield event, organised by Destination Chesterfield: “We want to celebrate the town’s identity and spaces and seating for people and events in the public realm will encourage people to stay and dwell longer and spend more in the town.”

For businesses looking to benefit from Chesterfield town centre’s ambitious plans, units are available now at Elder Way. The redeveloped iconic 1930s mock Tudor landmark building offers eight modern street level units with glazed frontages.

Surrounded by offices, major retailers including Marks and Spencer and Primark, and with the train station within easy walking distance, Elder Way offers a premium address in Chesterfield town centre.

Get in touch with our team now to discover what Elder Way can offer your business or contact Jomast Developments on 01642 666936.

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