Introducing the Northern Gateway development
The Northern Gateway is the main entrance to the town centre for visitors from Sheffield, Dronfield, Eckington and other locations lying to the north of Chesterfield.
It's a highly visible location centred on the meeting point of Newbold Road, Sheffield Road and Saltergate at the Holywell Cross roundabout, in close proximity to Chesterfield College, the University of Derby’s Chesterfield Campus, Chesterfield Waterside development site and the railway station - recently earmarked as a potential stop for HS2.
Chesterfield's retail centre is to the south, focused around the market square and Vicar Lane, which link to the Northern Gateway via Elder Way and Packers Row.
As the council owns much of the land and property in the Northern Gateway area, we are in a strong position to progress an early phase of proposals, for completion by May 2019.
We have also secured funding support from the Sheffield City Region Investment Fund to carry out developments that will stimulate future investment in this area, including:
- a new enterprise centre
- improvements to the public space at Elder Way and Knifesmithgate
- renewal of the Saltergate multi-storey car park.
We're working with existing stakeholders to build a vision for the Northern Gateway, to show how investment could be directed into the area in future, and we're keen to work with investors and developers with proposals for this area.
We have already worked closely with developers on proposals for the refurbishment of the former Co-operative Department Store on Elder Way. Jomast developments has secured planning permission to convert this key town centre building into a hotel, gym and restaurants.