Chesterfield Waterside is a large and mostly vacant development site of approximately 16 ha (40 acres) on the edge of Chesterfield Town Centre adjacent to the railway station. The site runs from north to south either side of the River Rother/Chesterfield Canal and alongside the A61. The site provides a huge opportunity for Chesterfield to implement a mixed-use regeneration of national profile and importance and in so-doing to create a thriving and successful new part of the town centre.
Chesterfield is a historic market town situated in Derbyshire, Central England. It is located on the edge of the World famous Peak District National Park which recieves in excess of 20 million visitors each year. The town enjoys easy access to the motorway networks being only a few minutes from Junction 29 of the M1 motorway. It is also on the mainline rail network with London St Pancras approximately 2 hours away. The town has a population of around 100,000 with a large surrounding catchment. It is only 12 miles south of Sheffield and 25 miles north of Nottingham and Derby.
Our proposals for the site include:
• A new canal basin
• Landmark public spaces
• An eco-park
• A waterside residential neighbourhood of around 1200 homes
• Over 30,000 sq.m. business space
• Shops, Bars, Cafes, galleries and hotels
The Canal & River Rother:
The canal & river setting has been under-utilised for some time and the canal is at present un-navigable. The majority of footpaths are of poor quality and are under-used.
The master plan proposes to give the waterside back to Chesterfield by:
• Improving and managing flood risk conditions in the area
• Delivering a new arm to the canal and ensuring the waterway is navigable throughout the site to the new canal basin
• Creating a linear park and urban waterfront
• Allowing uninterrupted public access to the canal with places to sit, eat and spend time relaxing
Open Space & Play including:-
We seek to draw the visitor through the site with a series of inter-connecting public spaces, including
• Basin Square - an event space and leisure area,
• Ecological park - a haven for wildlife and flora and fauna, and
• Local spaces where children can safely play.
The landscape strategy will help to establish Chesterfield Waterside as a destination for exploration and relaxation. Around 30% of the site will be made up of open space complementing the canal side setting and providing a relaxing leisure destination and high quality play areas for the housing.Public realm across the site will be managed as a private estate on completion by the Chesterfield Waterside Management Company.