Chesterfield News


Helping local companies’ benefit from housing development

Local companies are invited to a meet the buyer event to find out how to tender for work connected to the construction of new apartments in Chesterfield town centre.

MJ Developments Ltd has secured planning permission to create ten flats from the conversion of a commercial building on Knifesmithgate, Chesterfield.

Work has begun on preparing the site to allow building work to begin this month.

As part of its commitment to supporting the local economy Chesterfield Borough Council, includes local labour clauses in developments such as this to ensure developers use local suppliers and allocate as many jobs as possible to local people.

To maximise the opportunities for local companies to win this business MJ Developments and Chesterfield Borough Council will hold a Meet the Buyer event at Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill, from 10am to 11.30am on Thursday 25 January to provide details of a range of sub-contractor packages available during the project.

Opportunities include:

  • Windows
  • Kitchen fitting
  • Flooring
  • Electrical appliances
  • Painting and decorating
  • Wall tiling
  • Cleaners
  • Furniture Packs

Councillor Terry Gilby, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for economic growth, said:-

“There is more than £1 billion of investment currently underway in Chesterfield and one of the key priorities of the council is that Chesterfield residents directly benefit from this by getting new jobs, business and skills and training opportunities.

“I would encourage all local businesses to attend the meet the buyer event and see what opportunities are available for them and their workforces.”

MJ Developments will also be organising work experience opportunities for young people from Chesterfield College and local schools.

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