Chesterfield Waterside is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK
Chesterfield Waterside is an innovative and sustainable £320 million scheme and is currently the 47th largest regeneration project in the UK. The development has risen from the remains of the old Trebor factory and is a major mixed-use regeneration programme to the immediate north of the town centre. The site straddling the River Rother and Chesterfield Canal and alongside the A61 will provide a thriving and successful new part of the town centre.
Chesterfield’s £320million Waterside scheme has taken a major step forward following the award of a £2.7million Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund (SCRIF) grant.
The grant, which was secured by Chesterfield Borough Council in partnership with developers Chesterfield Waterside Limited, has enabled the first phase of the development’s £75 million Basin Square scheme to be brought forward by the site’s developers.
Avant Homes are progressing with the construction of 173 new homes on the former timber yard site off Brimington Road.
Henry Boot Construction have completed the construction of a new highway bridge which will provide the main access to the homes.
Construction of the seven storey Grade ‘A’ office One Waterside Place began last year following the securing of a forward funding agreement between Chesterfield Borough Council and Chesterfield Waterside Ltd, as a key strategic investment opportunity for the town.
With the steel frame complete, the building will be made watertight and then the internal fit-out before tenants move in later this year.
Chesterfield-based accountancy firm BHP Chartered Accountants have already committed to occupy a floor of One Waterside Place once complete.
One Waterside Place is part of a wider business and residential offering in phase one of Basin which comprises offices, a hotel, multi-storey car park and build-to-rent apartments, which will be centred around the new canal basin and pedestrianised public realm which will become the new home for the renowned Dame Barbara Hepworth sculpture.
The Chesterfield Waterside development will include:
- The creation of a new community with 1,500 modern houses and apartments
- New employment opportunities in Grade A office accommodation situated directly adjacent to the mainline railway station (London St Pancras 1 hr 55 mins)
- Shops, cafes and bars around the new canal basin and public square
- A network of open spaces and a park along a rejuvenated Chesterfield Canal and River Rother
Phase 1 – Basin Square
- £75 million mixed-use development over 58,800sqm
- Canal Basin already constructed
- 310 private rented sector apartments – 1/2 bed apartments with ground floor retail space, circa 1500sqm
- Multi-storey car park – 442 spaces
- Office buildings – 4,000 sqm
- 84-bed hotel, plus ground floor A3/A4
- World-famous Dame Barbara Hepworth sculpture to be permanently sited in Basin Square
- Expected to be home to approximately 300 jobs.