Inspired Investment to drive Chesterfield forward
The event, held at the Casa Hotel included Ellen Cutler, Director of Investment from Sheffield City Region, who highlighted their plans to attract investment to the area and how they will work with partners in Chesterfield to maximise the benefit to the local area.
Other updates were given on Chesterfield Waterside|, Markham Vale| and the Northern Gateway|. Chesterfield Waterside has recently secured £2.4million from the Sheffield City Region’s Growing Places fund|. This will allow the new canal link to be built on site which will in turn enable the construction of the housing element to commence.
The Northern Gateway development which will extend Chesterfield town centre with new shops, restaurants and a cinema aims to take Chesterfield into the top 100 shopping destinations in England. Chesterfield Borough Council will be announcing their preferred development partner in May, ahead of a full planning application being lodged in the autumn with the development planned to be completed in 2015.
Markham Vale was recently awarded Enterprise Zone status by Sheffield City Region and has seen continued investment including Squadron Medical’s new 40,000 square foot facility and the 100,000 square foot national distribution centre for Andrew Page Ltd.
Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield, said “It is to the Town’s great credit that despite the economic climate, Chesterfield’s regeneration schemes continue to move forward. It is important for Destination Chesterfield to not only promote these opportunities for investment externally, but that we also communicate the content and importance of these developments to the people who live and work in Chesterfield.”
Destination Chesterfield’s next ‘Inspired Investment Event will take place in September and is exclusively available to ‘Chesterfield Champions’|. To find out how to become a ‘Champion’ and more about Chesterfield’s regeneration schemes visit www.chesterfield.co.uk
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