31 August 2016
Plans to breathe new life into former Post Office in the heart of Chesterfield’s historic market place have been given approval by Chesterfield Borough Council under delegated powers.
Designed by WCEC Architects on behalf of national developers Telereal Trillium, the grade II listed building will be transformed into seven luxury apartments across the first and second floors, whilst the ground floor will be converted into 3,557 sq.ft. of retail/leisure space with 653 sq.ft. of ancillary service space at basement level and a rear communal courtyard.
Mark Kelly, Director of Disposals ＆ Development at Telereal Trillium said: “We are thrilled there has been such a positive local response from the community and likewise the council to move this scheme forward, in restoring such a historic landmark building in the Town centre.”
Nick Fenton, Associate Director at WCEC commented: “Working closely with the planning department and the conservation officer we have maintained the buildings original character and fabric with the addition of a modern complimentary rear extension. The overall proposition successfully enables the change of use whilst accentuating the existing structure and detailing.
We are keen, as are the developers to progress works on such a fantastic local scheme that will contribute positively to the town centre.”
An occupier for the ground floor retail and leisure space is currently being sought. It is anticipated that works to the site can begin as early as the end of this year.