Chesterfield may get enterprise centre

October 22, 2018 by  

Chesterfield could get a new enterprise centre aimed at small businesses, after an application for planning permission was submitted earlier this month.

The centre would be built as part of the wider scheme called ‘Northern Gateway’ and the completed facility would have three floors. The local council is hoping that it can be located at the site of the car park at Holywell Cross, and that it will meet demand in the town for offices that can be used by start-ups and existing small firms.

The centre would offer 32 offices of varying sizes, two rooms to be used for business meetings, internet access in every part of the building, a lobby and reception area, break out spaces, a bike store, showers, kitchen areas and CCTV protection.

Companies in the town are already supported by services such as business card printing, but this would be a further help to them. Speaking to East Midlands Business Link, Terry Gilby from Chesterfield Borough Council stated:

“These plans are a vital piece of the jigsaw in the Northern Gateway scheme and we know from the enquiries we get from start-up businesses how much this type of office space is needed in a town centre location.”

If the plans get the green light, work on building the centre would get underway in March of next year.