Planning permission submitted for Chesterfield Landmark


The continuation of Chesterfield Borough Council’s regeneration plans for Staveley town centre has been marked by the submission of planning permission for a new landmark building. Appointed by regional construction contractor Stepnell, we will be continuing to provide consultancy support on this project across our various disciplines if the plans are approved.

The new building would make up part of the Staveley 21 project, a six-million-pound transformation of the marketplace which will strengthen the existing connections to the Chesterfield Canal and improve the lighting in the town centre.

Regional Director Peter Sparham said: “The goals for Staveley town centre are truly transformational and it’s great to hear that planning permission has been submitted for the new building. It’s an exciting time for regeneration projects within the region and the team at Rodgers Leask are always ready to assist with delivering public sector projects with big aspirations like Staveley 21.

“There are experienced collaborators on board this project such as Stepnell and Whittam Cox Architects. We will look forward to working with them on this new building if the submission is approved. We are all committed to creating a space that is built with the community in mind and we believe that strongly held intent has come across clearly in the submission.

“This is only one step within this regeneration project, but this landmark is an important building block for enhancing the town centre and creating a welcoming environment for everyone.”

The building will sit between the Staveley Miners Welfare building and Staveley High Street, with the rejuvenated adjacent public realm and light touches around Staveley Catalin it is designed to become a new focal point for the town, reflecting Staveley’s heritage with a modern twist. With multipurpose potential in mind, there are discussions about the landmark becoming a library or being utilised for retail, leisure, and business start-up uses.

To encourage more people to visit the town centre, Staveley 21 will include the transformation of the marketplace to create an enlarged public space to support existing markets but also to be used to host a wide range of new events for the local community.

Image credit: Whittam Cox Architects