Work has started on a new development in Chesterfield, which will feature office space, retail units, and an artisan food hall.
The Glass Yard will be situated on Sheffield Road, directly opposite the Technique Stadium, and is set to bring 50,000 sq ft (4,645 sq m) of commercial space along with a 163 space customer car park.
It has been designed sustainably and ergonomically by developer Blue Deer Ltd. allowing for an open plan, daylight filled environment. Each office will have a minimalist design and will incorporate the latest IT infrastructure.
The development will also be incorporating The Batch House; serving and selling premium artisan food and drink in a relaxed and sustainable environment.
A range of independent catering kitchens will surround a communal indoor and outdoor seating area with welfare spaces and meeting rooms.
Tim Turner, Managing Director at Blue Deer Ltd. said: “We’ve decided the town and the country wants to get on. Covid 19 is a real nuisance and could be around for sometime, but if we all behave it will be controlled.
“Chesterfield has many advantages moving forward, a great geographical position, good road network to the North and the Midlands and a very positive Council determined to encourage investment into the town. The town today does lack that little bit of style in places and The Glass Yard is squarely aimed at bringing a new kind of working environment to plug that gap.
“I’m really pleased we are on site, it’s been a challenge during the pandemic but the interest shown already is really encouraging and by the time the development is completed next August we should have a really exciting addition for the town. Hopefully by then, we’ll have some great new tenants and the Country will have tamed this horrid virus, I’m hoping both these things come true!”
The Glass Yard and Batch House are an enduring testimony to the site’s historical significance and a gesture to the significant part that Chesterfield played in the British glass industry.
Dema Glass once stood directly opposite the new development, and was the country’s largest manufacturer of domestic glassware. Developers at The Glass Yard think this special connection with the town should be remembered.