Progress on the Chesterfield Waterside scheme has taken another step forward with the completion of the steel framework for One Waterside Place.
Contractor Britcon (UK) Ltd, a leading Civil Engineering, Building and Steel Frame Solutions company, began erection of the steel frame for the seven-storey office block in February earlier this year.
With people still being advised to stay at home amidst the pandemic Cllr Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, joined a bolt tightening ceremony, marking another stage in the development’s progress, via video conferencing technology.
Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see this building progressing at such pace. When complete One Waterside Place will provide modern office accommodation for businesses and in turn will create more jobs for local residents.
“It is just one of several high-quality developments around the borough that will help ensure we are in the strongest possible position to recover from the impact of the pandemic, as a thriving borough with lots of opportunities for business development and economic growth.”
Peter Swallow, Chair of Chesterfield Waterside Ltd and Managing Director of Bolsterstone Group said: “The bolt tightening ceremony represents another milestone in the construction of One Waterside Place and is further step forward in the creation of a quality modern office environment in Chesterfield; one that that meets the demands of the most discerning occupiers in the post Covid economy.
“Construction is on track to be completed later this year with tenants already committed to moving into some of the floors of this ‘Grade A’ new office building. It is a tremendously exciting time not only for Chesterfield Waterside, but also the town as a whole.”
Nick Shepherd, Managing Director of Britcon added: “We are delighted to be working with Chesterfield Waterside Ltd in delivering this iconic and modern commercial office building. Working in partnership with our client and associated stakeholders we are not only delivering a construction project, but also pulling together our experience and resources to utilise the build process as both an educational and local employment opportunity.”
The event held special significance for Peter Swallow and Nick Shepherd who were once both students at Chesterfield College which sits above the development. Britcon and Chesterfield Waterside are working with closely throughout the whole build process and hope to invite students to site once restrictions allow. Construction of the office block 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, Britcon will now begin installing the concrete flooring ahead of making the building watertight and then beginning 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.
Recognised as being one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, Chesterfield Waterside is being led by Chesterfield-based Bolsterstone Group Plc working in conjunction with Arnold Laver Group and Chesterfield Borough Council.
To find out more about the office space available at One Waterside Place, please contact Harry Orwin-Allen at Knight Frank on 0114 272 9750 or Tim Richardson at FHP Property Consultants 01332 343 222.