Elder Way public realm improvements
Danaher and Walsh Civil Engineering has been appointed by Chesterfield Borough Council to undertake public realm improvement works as part of the Northern Gateway Scheme. The works scheduled to take place between January and summer 2021 will cover the whole of Elder Way and its junctions with Saltergate and Knifesmithgate. The improvement of this thoroughfare sits at the heart of the Council’s strategy to revive this part of Chesterfield town centre.
The scheme aims to bring a new vibrancy to this part of the town centre creating a more attractive environment for users and businesses looking for opportunities to invest in the town centre, whilst also improving pedestrian links with the town’s retail core.
Improvements will include:
- The reconstruction of existing footways and paved areas with a mix of high-quality paving materials
- Pavement widening
- Taxi rank improvements on Knifesmithgate
- A range of formal and informal pedestrian crossing improvements
- The de-cluttering of the street scene by removing obstacles to pedestrian movement
- The introduction of trees into the street
- Introduction / improved design of loading bays
- New bus shelters and re-positioned bus stops on Elder Way
- New street furniture
- Carriageway resurfacing
This is a complex undertaking within a busy town centre location which will require the co-operation of many stakeholders. Alongside Danaher and Walsh, we will aim to keep businesses and users of the area fully informed on the progress of the works and use every measure possible to minimise any potential cause for inconvenience.
We aim to ensure this webpage offers a source of up to date material for businesses, property owners and users of this space. The works will be delivered in phases as detailed in the phasing plan.
(Click on the image to open the PDF version of the phasing plan.)
Each phase of the scheme has an individual plan:
Pedestrian movement/access plans and traffic management plans
Pedestrian moverment/access plan and traffic management plans have been prepared for each phase of the works.
In addition, Danaher and Walsh will be providing on site signage and regular liaison with businesses and organisations directly affected by the works.