It was a case of close but no cigar for One Waterside Place in the recent Love Chesterfield Awards.
The Grade A office accommodation, which is set to welcome its first tenants next month, was shortlisted for the Regeneration Award for the second year running.
The development was pipped to the post by Badger Croft, which is described as Chesterfield’s ‘largest council housing development in a generation’. The £4.1m Badger Croft development has seen 21 brand-new properties constructed on the former Brockwell Court site in Loundsley Green.
The Regeneration Award recognised projects and businesses that have supported or delivered high quality spaces through regeneration, refurbishment and redevelopment. The three shortlisted developments – One Waterside Place, Badger Croft and Belvedere House Care Home have all made improvements to the built environment within a six-mile radius of Chesterfield town centre.
More than 250 people attended the Love Chesterfield Awards organised by Destination Chesterfield and sponsored by EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management.
Tom Swallow, Development Manager at Bolsterstone Group PLC, the company developing the Chesterfield Waterside scheme, was also at the black-tie event. He commented: “We were delighted to be shortlisted for the award. There is so much development and regeneration happening in and around Chesterfield town centre right now. It’s an exciting time to be part of it and also for One Waterside Place which will welcome its first tenants very shortly.”
Sitting within the £75million Basin Square neighbourhood of the Chesterfield Waterside scheme, which is considered one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK (Source: Regeneration and Renewal Magazine), One Waterside Place is located on the former Trebor factory site which closed in 2005.
The factory was built in 1939 in the chaos of WW2 on the site of a former brewery next to Chesterfield railway station. The Chesterfield site was selected as a safer place to make sweets, away from the bombing of major cities, during the war. The Chesterfield factory was to become one of Trebor’s most important operations due to its central location and nearby train station.
One Waterside Place, the six-storey large footplate office block, is the first phase of the Basin Square character area within the £340 million Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme. In addition to Grade A office space, Basin Square will also feature a multi-storey car park, hotel and built-to-rent apartments.
In addition to regenerating a key site in Chesterfield, One Waterside Place boasts a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) Very Good rating, One Waterside Place is playing a key part in Chesterfield Borough Council’s to tackle climate change across the borough.
BREEAM is the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for a sustainable built environment. The Very Good rating ensures the office space is energy efficient and has high standards of accessibility with lifts and level floors.
Having a Very Good BREEAM rating means that One Waterside Place offers efficient, warm, and affordable office accommodation to improve comfort, health and wellbeing of occupants.
Tom added: “We’re seeing sustainability come right up towards the top of the occupier wish list – it makes your building higher quality too.”
The building has been designed to a Grade A specification which incorporates BREEAM Very Good Rating, LED lighting and two passenger lifts. Tenants at One Waterside Place will also benefit from air-conditioning, showers and on-site cycle parking facilities to encourage a greener commute to work. Additionally, the new office accommodation boasts an impressive entrance foyer comparable to the office spaces in bigger cities.