Chesterfield’s new flagship enterprise centre has officially opened for business, offering a modern workspace to both new and existing businesses in the town.
Based in close proximity to One Waterside Place, the office block currently under construction at Chesterfield Waterside, the Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre is already home to a number of new tenants and is set to support the town’s future growth ambitions.
The new building provides 32 office suites and builds on the success of Chesterfield Borough Council’s Dunston and Tapton Innovation Centres which are home to 90 companies. Chesterfield Borough Council has also backed One Waterside Place through the forward funding agreement which allowed construction to begin back in October 2022.
Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “The opening of the Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre represents the completion of the first phase of the Northern Gateway master plan. It will support local people to bring to life their business ideas and strengthen the local economy as we recover from the effects of the pandemic.”
Together, One Waterside Place and The Enterprise Centre will bring more than 100,000 sq ft of additional office space and help Chesterfield capitalise on the ‘flight to prime’ trend.
The opening of the enterprise centre in the town centre delivers Grade A small floor plate office accommodation for businesses and entrepreneurs. Later this year, One Waterside Place, will add much-needed large floorplate Grade A office accommodation to Chesterfield. BHP Charteered Accountants have already secured a significant element of available space in the new seven storey office block and firm interest in the remaining space is also being shown by potential occupiers.
Peter Swallow, Managing Director of Bolsterstone Group Plc, the company behind Chesterfield Waterside added: “With many businesses reconsidering their need for quality workplaces following the pandemic, the town is focussing on creating great office spaces which fit with the new hybrid working model which many companies have adopted.”
Construction of One Waterside Place will be completed later this year. To find out more about the high-quality 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.
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