Retail and Leisure | Chesterfield Waterside
A premium retail and leisure destination
"We have long felt Chesterfield is an exciting destination for a potential Debenhams store."
Rob Hadfield, Head of Property at Debenhams
Chesterfield's high street is thriving. While other high streets are in decline, Chesterfield's is frequently mentioned within the top 10 of towns and cities with least vacant shops. Key to its success is a mix of both high street and independent retailers alongside its bustling historic market, which all combine to drive footfall to the town.
The town's central location, being only one hour away from 70% of the UK population, gives retailers the ability to offer a prompt and efficient service to their national UK customers.
In recent years Chesterfield has invested heavily in the town's retail offering, helping it attract inward investment from large high street names as well as fledgling businesses. A further mix of shops, including Debenhams, Hobbycraft, Maplins and Asda Living can be found just a few minutes' walk from Chesterfield Waterside and the town centre, opposite Chesterfield Coach Station.
People are happy to travel to Chesterfield from outlying areas including South West Sheffield, Buxton and the Peak District towns of Bakewell and Matlock, bringing with them high disposable income. The town's open air market continues to attract shoppers more than 850 years after it was established, proving a significant tourist attraction for the town.
Similarly the town is regarded as the gateway to the Peak District National Park and the myriad of tourist attractions it offers, including Chatsworth House, to national and international visitors. Departing the train station or arriving by road, Chesterfield retailers benefit from the hundreds of thousands of Peak District tourists who pass through the town each year and Waterside will be no exception.
The shops cafes, restaurants and bars located in Chesterfield Waterside will all benefit significantly from their canal side location. The many walkers and cyclists who use the picturesque Cuckoo Way tow path running through Chesterfield Waterside will provide commercial opportunities.
Chesterfield Waterside provides exciting and vibrant retail and leisure spaces, both around the new canal basin and along Brimington Road at the heart of the scheme. It offers a thriving mixed-use environment in which the hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and other leisure uses all have a vital part to play.
The two main retail and leisure areas comprise of a 'High Street' environment along Brimington Road between the ground floors of Station Place and Basin Square, where traffic is calmed and pedestrian accessibility made more convenient, and Basin Square itself, which is the focus of activity with people enjoying the waterside for eating, drinking and shopping.
Waterside offers space for operators of hotels, health clubs and both multiple and independent bars, restaurants, cafe's and shops of a wide range of sizes, ranging from 1,400 m² (15,000 ft²) to 6,000 m² (64,000 ft²) to suit your requirements.
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Managing Director, Bolsterstone Group Plc.
36 The Bridge Business Centre
Chesterfield S41 9FG
Tel: 01246 260206
Fax: 01246 260237