Work completes on ‘pivotal’ mixed-use scheme at former Co-op department store

Elder Way

Work has completed on a landmark mixed-use development in Chesterfield.

Located in the heart of the town’s £19.9m Northern Gateway area, the scheme at Elder Way comprises seven units ranging in size from 1,420 sq ft to 16,076 sq ft plus 16,285 sq ft of gym space in the basement.

Jomast Developments, which delivered the units, acquired the former Co-op department store in 2016.

The upper floors of the 1930s Mock-Tudor building are occupied by Premier Inn.

Mark Hill, development director at Jomast, said: “The transformation of the iconic and characterful former department store in Chesterfield has been a labour of love that has created a vibrant new leisure quarter for the town of which we are immensely proud. Interest in the units has been strong and we hope to welcome tenants soon.”

The new units are being targeted at food and drink operators.

Hill added: “The position and location of the site at times has been challenging but our ongoing collaboration with Chesterfield Brough Council has enabled us to create a premium and attractive business address on Chesterfield’s high street.”

The recently completed Northern Gateway regeneration scheme includes a new multi-storey car park, an Enterprise Centre and a raft of large-scale public realm improvements.

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