2022 is set to be a formative year for Chesterfield with a number of high-quality office developments – One Waterside Place, The Glass Yard and the Enterprise Centre set to be completed, it was revealed at the town’s annual Investment Summit.
At the Summit, Peter Swallow, Managing Director of Bolsterstone Group which is developing the 60-acre Chesterfield Waterside scheme which is home to One Waterside Place, was interviewed alongside Tim Turner, Managing Director of Blue Deer Ltd which is developing The Glass Yard on Sheffield Road.
Peter said: “The pandemic has brought about changes in the requirements for office space. Businesses want good quality, sustainable office space with environmental and social governance being a key consideration.
“Once again, Chesterfield is ahead of the curve with the modern, quality office developments already under construction which will enable the town to attract investors, create jobs and new opportunities for local people.”
The 2021 Chesterfield Investment Summit, which was held in-person for the first time in two years and was organised by Destination Chesterfield and Derbyshire Economic Partnership and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, was attended by more than 130 members of the business community.
In addition to Peter Swallow, the Summit also heard from Dr Huw Bowen, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, who revealed that despite the ‘bitterly disappointing news’ to axe the eastern leg of HS2, Chesterfield Borough Council is pressing ahead with its plans to transform the area around Chesterfield train station which borders Chesterfield Waterside’s Basin Square neighbourhood,
The multi-million-pound Station Masterplan, which includes demolition of the former Chesterfield Hotel, will ‘create a sense of arrival’ with modern landscaping and ‘land hungry carparks’ being converted into multi-storey carparks to free up land for residential, commercial, and light industrial development.
A multi-storey carpark is set to be built in phase 1 of Basin Square at Waterside, alongside a hotel, Build-to-Rent apartments and the soon-to-be complete office block One Waterside Place.
Dr Bowen said: said: “The town has shown a great degree of resilience and done really well during the pandemic. We are now looking towards recovery and growth. Chesterfield’s myriad of competitive advantages, including location, history, transport links, university, skills base, affordability and current construction projects have come together to make it an attractive opportunity for investors.”
Boasting Grade A, high quality, sustainable office accommodation and located next to a mainline station, One Waterside Place is an attractive opportunity for investors and businesses looking for regional satellite offices in the wake of the pandemic.
Leading accountancy firm BHP Accountants is just one of a number of businesses set to make their new home at One Waterside Place next year following its completion.
Further floors are currently available at One Waterside Place for anyone wishing to secure a much sought-after business address in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
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.