Work to build luxury apartments in Chesterfield town centre to start in months

An artists impression of how the historic building may eventually look. Picture submitted.
An artists impression of how the historic building may eventually look. Picture submitted.
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Chesterfield’s old Post Office is to be converted into apartments.

National developers Telereal Trillium and Chesterfield architects WCEC have received conditional planning permission to build seven luxury apartments across the first and second floors of the Grade II listed building on the Market Place.

An artists impression of how the historic building may eventually look. Picture submitted.

An artists impression of how the historic building may eventually look. Picture submitted.

The ground floor, meanwhile, is to be transformed into a large commercial unit with a rear communal courtyard.

Mark Kelly, director of disposals and &development at Telereal Trillium, said: “We are thrilled there has been such a positive response from the community and likewise the council to move this scheme forward.”

Nick Fenton, associate director at WCEC, added: “We are keen, as are the developers, to progress works on such a fantastic scheme which will contribute positively to the town centre.”

Planning documents submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council by WCEC state: “The scheme aims to deliver additional job opportunities for the people of Chesterfield along with increasing housing in the town centre.

“Telereal Trillium is presently receiving expression of interest from prospective operators for the development of the ground floor unit and are keen to bring the scheme forward.

“The proposed dwellings and commercial unit will be built to a high specification which will be sympathetically applied to the Grade II listed building.”

The documents add: “There is no parking provision proposed for the ground floor unit or for the residential accommodation. The courtyard presently offers minimal parking. However, due to the scheme’s central location, parking has been deemed unnecessary during pre-application discussions and the courtyard is thought to be better served as amenity space for the residents.”

It is hoped that work will begin at the site as early as the end of this year.

The Chesterfield Post Office building closed in 2014 and moved its service to WH Smith in the Pavements Shopping Centre. It was one of 70 high street Post Office branches to shut.