Urban Regeneration

Heart of Chesterfield

Through a range of significant regeneration and redevelopment underway across the town, Chesterfield is building on its industrial roots and market town heritage to become a contemporary destination with a prosperous future.

Developments underway have already delivered new business units, office accommodation, innovation centres, modern housing, retail centres and new schools – and the town offers attractive investment opportunities in a range of schemes.

Over the coming years, the town centre will be transformed through developments including Chesterfield Waterside, Northern Gateway, Elder Way, public realm improvements and the delivery of the Chesterfield Station Masterplan.

There are a range of opportunities available for investment including capital investment, residential, end-user occupiers and leisure and hotel operators.

Chesterfield is a sub regional service centre for North Derbyshire, it has a great Town Centre that is steeped in history with a historic market but that is balanced by new investments and opportunities including the Levelling Up Fund.

Key facts

  • £1 billion of regeneration taking place across Chesterfield
  • Largest town in Derbyshire
  • Gateway town to the Peak District
  • 7th largest retail centre in the East Midlands
  • Well connected by rail

Opportunity location

Why invest in Derby & Derbyshire?

The historic market town of Chesterfield is nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is home to the famous Crooked Spire. However, Chesterfield is much more than that! It is a town of innovation, creativity, and ambition. There are currently over £1 billion of regeneration projects being delivered and more on the way.

Derbyshire’s largest town is cost-effective, well-connected, and full of potential.
By investing in Chesterfield you will be joining businesses from world-leading manufacturers to multinational communication companies. Enterprises of every kind already benefit from our town’s positive approach and superb travel links.

The M1 motorway is on our doorstep, regular and direct trains operate from our station connecting us to London and the rest of the UK and four major airports are no more than sixty minutes away.

When you have finished working you can enjoy the town’s excellent leisure offer including theatres, award-winning restaurants and bars. Alternatively you can be out exploring the beautiful Peak District National Park, which is located just minutes from your office or home.

Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: includes capital investment; residential; end-user occupiers and leisure operators; hotel.
  • Target investor(s): Capital investors; residential; hotel etc
  • Value and cost info: £400m+
  • Timescale: Opportunities available now for live schemes
  • Delivery timescale: Immediate
  • Planning status: Masterplanned
Primary promoter

Destination Chesterfield, Chesterfield Borough Council