Green light for the regeneration of Clay Cross, Chesterfield

Buttress’ client, North East Derbyshire Council, has reached a huge milestone in its proposals for Clay Cross' town centre regeneration.

Image of a outside pedestrian street. On the right is a red/pink brick building offering an outdoor cafe.  There's a similar building on the left.  There two areas of planted greenery where people are sitting and enjoying the area.
An artists impression of what the plans will look like.

The approved plans encompass key elements, including the creation of a new Town Square designed for markets, seasonal events, and as a public forum.

Food, beverage and leisure units, the route from Broadleys to the public square to be lined with artisan food companies, leisure operators, cafes and restaurants.

The pedestrianization of Market Street will contribute to expanding public space, fostering a more inviting environment for visitors.

The repurposing of an existing historic building with the aim to provide a premium food and drink experience, overlooking the public square.

Improving connections through the town by re-opening access between Bridge Street and Market Street.

Outdoor image.  Town square with people enjoying what's on offer.  To the right is a glazed building with three glazed large arch shaped windows.  In the background is a traditional clock tower building.
Clay Cross Town Square.

Clay Cross Town Board Chair, Lee Barnes said,

I’m overjoyed to see the town centre proposals approved.

“It’s a milestone that is very personal to me, as a Clay Cross business owner, and someone who has spent a career in regenerating urban areas. To be able to see the go-ahead for great improvements coming to a town that is local to me has been a great privilege as chair.”


Clay Cross Town Board member and North East Derbyshire District Council Leader, Cllr Nigel Barker said,

“Following months of hard work and collaboration between officers, members and partners, we’re delighted to see our efforts pay off to earn the approval of a really solid set of proposals that will bring Clay Cross’ town centre into an exciting new era for residents and businesses.”

“Clay Cross has not seen significant investment for many years and we are now able to deliver the news that this project will go ahead and put Clay Cross on the map. It will bring employment opportunities for our communities, have fantastic facilities and a focus for the town - which is really exciting. I am honoured to be able to deliver this for all of us.”


Martin Kirkpatrick from Buttress commented,

"This is good news. The development holds great promise in supporting the Clay Cross Town Board’s vision to provide a vibrant hub for both visitors and business opportunities. The historic buildings within the Clay Cross conservation area, with this investment, are poised to become the heart of the town, offering a catalyst for new and exciting entrepreneurial prospects." 


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