Creating better connections between our key public spaces and buildings is at the centre of our Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield project.
New paving, seating, lighting, planting, street furniture and digital connectivity will combine to create better-looking and better-connected spaces which people can enjoy and socialise in.
Improvements will improve the look, flow and feel of the town centre, and will focus on the following areas:
Higher quality paving, seating and street furniture – with a light canopy to add character. Connects through to the new-look Elder Way and Northern Gateway.
Upgrades to paving, planting and lighting will create a more attractive main route – better connecting the Market Place and High Street through to Rykneld Square.
Market Place and New Square
A multi-million pound investment will revitalise our historic market. Our plans will create a modern, vibrant town centre experience with additional space alongside our traditional markets to host outdoor events, speciality markets and entertainment. We're currently working with local traders to develop a revised market stall and layout design for the main market, and how New Square could be used in future.
We will work in partnership with the Church of St Mary and All Saints to create a more welcoming and attractive space in which to enjoy our iconic Crooked Spire.
We want to make better use of this open public space – to better and more safely connect the town centre and Crooked Spire and improve the feel and flow of this area.
A tree-lined boulevard with improved paving and lighting will revamp this key gateway to the town centre and provide a welcoming environment for visitors to the refurbished theatre and museum. This will provide an attractive and welcoming new gateway to the refurbished Stephenson Memorial Hall.
It will complement ongoing work to regenerate Chesterfield Market, the Northern Gateway and – at the other side of town – will connect with plans to transform the area around Chesterfield Station.