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Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre

Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre Copyright Whittam Cox Architects

Construction continues as steel works commence

Work to construct the Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre continues to progress well despite the challenges presented by COVID -19 restrictions. Chesterfield Borough Council’s contractor, Robert Woodhead Ltd have successfully completed the initial groundworks. Cllr Tricia Gilby attended the site (Monday 10 August 2020) to witness work to erect the building’s steel frame.  The installation of the steel frame will be completed by the end of August 2020.

Northern Gateway Enterprise Center Construction Site

Site progress 10 August 2020

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To mark this exciting new phase we are pleased to launch a walkthrough video of the building to give potential occupiers a flavour of what the building will have to offer.

The walkthrough has been created by local architectural firm, Whittam Cox Architects who have also designed the building itself.

Works to the centre are scheduled for completion in Spring 2021 when the council hopes to  welcome its first business tenants to the new Enterprise Centre.

High quality office suites

Once works are complete, the new Enterprise Centre will include 32 high quality office suites in a range of sizes (26 to 120 square metres) and will offer a multitude of features that would appeal to any company looking to become established in Chesterfield.

Building features

The building has sustainability principles at its heart, having been designed to minimise its impact on the environment and achieve considerable efficiencies in energy use. It will have 24/7 access, an IT fibre connection which offers maximum speed multi bandwidth capability, Wi-Fi and air conditioning throughout. Each office will benefit from access-controlled doors and CCTV coverage will be available in internal communal areas and external area. Within the centre itself, there will be a shared reception and lobby area, two meeting rooms, a break-out area and kitchenettes, bicycle storage, shower and changing facilities, lift access and individually metered power supplies.

Easy letting terms

These office spaces will be offered on easy in and out letting terms and tenants at the Enterprise Centre will also benefit from access to a range of other council services and venues, including business support and corporate rates for leisure passes, parking permits and conferencing facilities.

Northern Gateway View2 Copyright Whittam Cox Architects

Great location

With its town centre location, the Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre is easily accessible by car, train, bus and cycle users. It’s situated close to all major bus routes and Chesterfield Train Station – which has been designated as a HS2 station reducing travel times to London to 73 minutes. 

The Enterprise Centre will appeal to companies operating in many business sectors but may be of particular interest to those involved in professional and financial services, innovation and communication technology. 

Building on success

The project builds on the success of the council’s Dunston and Tapton Innovation Centres which for many years have offered excellent support and accommodation to innovative and growing businesses.

All three centres will be marketed under the new brand name of Enterprise Chesterfield. New tenants will be joining a network of 90 companies who currently enjoy the benefits of the serviced office accommodation the council has to offer. The Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre project has benefited from grant funding support from the Sheffield City Region Investment Fund.

Find out more

To find out more about your business being based in the Enterprise Centre please contact: 

Last updated on 18 August 2020