Access and sites

£1billion worth of regeneration is underway in this significant sub-regional employment centre, with a strong town centre retail offer, and a mix of business and professional services. The district benefits from close proximity to the M1 motorway, rail time to London of under two hours, and two international airports within easy reach.

Chesterfield Waterside, at 16ha one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK, is a £400million mixed-use project close to the town centre.

Peak Resort, a £400million major leisure and visitor attraction, is planned to the north west of Chesterfield with world-class golf facilities, 250 woodland lodges, hotels, and a university campus.


Metals manufacture



Steel stockholders

Technical consultancy/testing


Professional support

Retail and leisure

Enterprise Zones

The major Markham Vale site lies partly in the Chesterfield area and has attracted significant investment.

Education and Skills

Chesterfield College is one of the largest colleges in England with over 21,000 students. Popular courses are Logistics Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Warehousing.

The University of Derby opens a new campus in Chesterfield in October 2016 with manufacturing and R & D facilities, and business studies.