Saltergate multi-storey refurbishment begins as part of £20 million Northern Gateway Scheme
The work being carried out is preparatory work before a full refurbishment of the Saltergate multi-storey car park begins early next year.
Users of Saltergate multi-storey car park should expect some disruption as essential work takes place.
The work will begin at the Chesterfield Borough Council car park on Monday 7 November and is expected to last for three weeks. There will be fewer spaces on offer while the work takes place and floors will be closed during the period.
Spaces will be available for blue badge holders during the work.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: “We are sorry for the disruption that will be caused while the essential work is carried out at Saltergate multi-storey car park.
“It is essential that the work is carried out as soon as possible. We have made every effort to keep the car park open and this work will be complete to allow shoppers to park there in the run up to Christmas. “We will contact permit holders to make them aware of alternative parking options.”
The full refurbishment in the new year will increase the number of spaces from 408 to 529 as well as to make the building more appealing for use by shoppers and commuters as part of the Northern Gateway scheme.
This is the first stage of the £19.9 million revised project that seeks to regenerate the northern part of the town centre and will see environmental improvements to Elder Way and part of Knifesmithgate and the building of a new enterprise centre on the site of Holywell Cross car park.
The scheme also includes the £10.5 million redevelopment of the former Co-op department store on Elder Way by Central England Co-operative and developers Jomast.