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Elder Way public realm improvements

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.

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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.

Phasing plan

Phasing Plan

(Click on the image to open the PDF version of the phasing plan.)


Each phase of the scheme has an individual plan:

Phase 1A PDF (PDF 494 KB)
Phase 1B PDF (PDF 540 KB)
Phase 1C PDF (PDF 511 KB)
Phase 1D PDF (PDF 511 KB)
Phase 1E PDF (PDF 535 KB)
Phase 1F PDF (PDF 1.11 MB)
Phase 1G PDF (PDF 417 KB)
Phase 1H PDF (PDF 1.16 MB)
Phase 1J PDF (PDF 511 KB)
Phase 2A PDF (PDF 500 KB)
Phase 3A PDF (PDF 895 KB)
Phase 3B PDF (PDF 828 KB)
Phase 3C PDF (PDF 2.65 MB)
Phase 3D PDF (PDF 679 KB)
Phase 3E PDF (PDF 857 KB)



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.

Phase 1A – 1B Model – Access plan PDF (PDF 322 KB)
Phase 1A – 1B Model – Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 178 KB)
Zone 1 E Phase A – Access plan PDF (PDF 310 KB)
Zone 1 E Phase A – Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 174 KB)
Zone 1 E Phase B – Access plan PDF (PDF 309 KB)
Zone 1 E Phase B – Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 159 KB)
Zone 2A - 1C + 1F Phase A – Access plan PDF (PDF 336 KB)
Zone 2A - 1C + 1F Phase A - Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 168 KB)
Zone 2A - 1C + 1F Phase B – Access plan PDF (PDF 333 KB)
Zone 2A - 1C + 1F Phase B - Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 166 KB)
Zone 1G – 1H, 1J + 4A Phase A –Access plan PDF (PDF 332 KB)
Zone 1G – 1H, 1J + 4A Phase A - Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 167 KB)
Zone 1G – 1H, 1J + 4A Phase B – Access plan PDF (PDF 329 KB)
Zone 1G – 1H, 1J + 4A Phase B - Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 165 KB)
Zone 3A Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 115 KB)
Zone 3A Phase A – Access plan PDF (PDF 155 KB)
Zone 3B traffic management plan PDF (PDF 106 KB)
Zone 3C and 3D traffic management plan PDF (PDF 113 KB)
Zone 3E Phase A - Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 115 KB)
Zone 3E Phase B - Traffic management plan PDF (PDF 114 KB)

In addition, Danaher and Walsh will be providing on site signage and regular liaison with businesses and organisations directly affected by the works.


Last updated on 08 March 2021