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Chesterfield seeks architect for £20m regeneration

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Chesterfield Borough Council is recruiting an architect for its £20 million Northern Gateway regeneration scheme

The winning lead architect and design team will take forward the 4.48ha project, which aims to overhaul the northern approach to the historic Derbyshire town’s central area.

The scheme will deliver a new business enterprise centre to promote local start-up and small and medium sized companies on the site of the Holywell Cross surface car park (pictured).

New public realm will also be delivered at nearby Elder Way and Knifesmithgate, while the Saltergate multi-storey car park will be refurbished and extended from 408 to 529 spaces.

A neighbouring Co-op store will meanwhile be redeveloped into a £10.5 million leisure scheme featuring a hotel, six restaurants and a health and fitness centre.

The council selected Wilson Bowden as development partner for a £50 million regeneration of the site four years ago.

That scheme would have delivered an additional supermarket, cinema and housing, but it hit the buffers following the closure of the Co-op store and was replaced with the current scaled-down regeneration vision earlier this year. The new project is scheduled to complete in 2018.

Nearby landmarks include the crooked spire of the Church of Saint Mary and All Saints which twists 45° and leans nearly 3m from its true centre.

The deadline for applications is noon, 5 December.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information



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