Overview - Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield

Overview - Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield

What’s happening?

Our multi-million pound Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield project is a significant investment in the future of our town centre.

The way people shop and use town centres is changing. We must adapt to make sure Chesterfield can thrive for generations to come.

In November 2021, we secured almost £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. This is being used to bolster our existing ‘Revitalising the Heart of Chesterfield’ project, creating even more opportunities to rejuvenate our town centre:

  • £11 million will go towards the remodelling and refurbishment of Chesterfield’s Stephenson Memorial Hall
  • The remaining £8.9 million will be used to extend the planned regeneration of our town centre, with investment centred on key public spaces and the connections between them – including Burlington Street, Corporation Street, Rykneld Square, Spire Walk, Market Square, New Square and Packers Row

It will complement work to regenerate Chesterfield Market and the Northern Gateway and – at the other side of town – will connect with plans to transform the area around Chesterfield Station.

The key sites can be seen on the map below:

Revitalising The Heart Of Chesterfield Map Simplified

Please note, detailed proposals for Market Place and New Square (shown in purple) are being finalised in consultation with local market traders.

View a larger version of the map:

We want to improve the look, flow and feel of our town centre, and better connect our key public buildings and spaces.

Prominent public areas will be re-imagined – creating attractive spaces that could host markets, festivals, events, cultural celebrations, and community gatherings.

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.

We recently consulted on our proposals – you can view the detailed plans. Thanks to everyone who had their say. Our plans are at the concept stage and your views will help shape the next phase of the project.


How long will the work take?

The work will be carried out in phases – due to be complete by early 2025. The detailed programme of works is being finalised, but more information will be shared as soon as we can.

This is a significant regeneration project, which will inevitably cause some short-term disruption in the town centre.

We will work closely with our local partners to try and keep disruption to a minimum – and keep local businesses and residents up to date with what’s happening.

Last updated on 14 October 2022