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The annual Celebrate Chesterfield event, was held at the Winding Wheel on Thursday 17 March. 250 people, more than ever before,descended on the venue to learn about the exciting plans for Chesterfield in 2016 and beyond.
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Jobs and investment in Chesterfield announced at Celebrate 2016 event
More than 300 jobs are set to be brought to Chesterfield as part of the first phase of the town’s £320 million regeneration scheme, Chesterfield Waterside. The jobs boost news came at the recent Celebrate Chesterfield event attended by 250 of the town’s business owners and leaders.
£2.7 million of grant funding from SCRIF (Sheffield City Region Investment Fund) was also announced at the event. The grant will enabled the site preparation and infrastructure phase of Basin Square, comprising the former Trebor site at the Chesterfield Waterside scheme, to be brought forward. A planning application for the site enabling works and infrastructure, together with building heights and massing, was submitted on 14 March.
Organised by Destination Chesterfield, in association with The University of Derby, the town’s leaders will update the business community on the progress made with developments, including the £340million Chesterfield Waterside scheme, at the event.
The free Celebrate Chesterfield event was organised by Destination Chesterfield, in association with The University of Derby, which is opening a new campus in the town later this year.
Speakers at the sell-out event, which was sponsored by Central Technology and Markham Vale, included Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of the Borough Council, and representatives from University of Derby, Meter Provida and Central Technology.
The breakfast event also looked back on the success of Destination Chesterfield, the town’s inward investment campaign, during the last 12 months.