BHP announces One Waterside Place will be its new home in Chesterfield

One Waterside Place, set to become one of Chesterfield’s most desirable business addresses, is looking forward to welcoming its first tenants, chartered accountancy firm, BHP, later on this year.

BHP Chartered Accountants announced its plans on 10 May 2021 to make the move to new offices at the prestigious Chesterfield Waterside development, one of the UK’s largest regeneration schemes.

Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s leading accountancy firm will take one floor in the seven-storey building, relocating from its current site on Saltergate in Chesterfield town centre to Basin Square. The move to One Waterside Place willallow for the expansion of the BHP team as they actively recruit in a number of roles.

BHP’s Joint Managing Partner, Lisa Leighton, said: “Despite the wider economic uncertainty of the past year, our team has continued to grow, and Chesterfield has always been an important location for us.

“Waterside is a fantastic regeneration project and offers us a really exciting opportunity to provide first class office facilities for our team and also get behind transformational investment in the area.”

Once complete, the ‘Grade A’ offices at One Waterside Place will boast LED lighting, two passenger lifts, high quality entrance foyer, Showers, 2.75m floor to ceiling heights, air conditioning and cycle parking facilities on-site.

The construction of the seven storey Grade ‘A’ office building One Waterside Place, was brought forward last year following the securing of funding from Chesterfield Borough Council. The steel frame is now complete, and the building will be made watertight and undergo an internal fit-out before BHP and other tenants move in later this year.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “This flagship development in Chesterfield will provide top class office accommodation for new and growing companies who want to invest in and do business in our borough. BHP are a very successful company who already play a very active role in our business community. We’re really pleased they have chosen One Waterside Place as their fantastic new home, and as the location to support their growth.”

Peter Swallow, Managing Director of Bolsterstone Group PLC which is leading the Chesterfield Waterside development alongside Chesterfield Borough Council and Arnold Laver Group, added: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming BHP to One Waterside Place on completion of the building later this year. Construction of the seven-storey office block by our Main Contractors, Britcon Construction, continues apace, and we are very pleased with the progress being made on site.

“We are also in talks with a number of other potential occupiers who are interested in taking space in what will be a high quality working environment and are confident that as more companies return to the physical workplace we will be able to announce further tenants at One Waterside Place.”

One Waterside Place is part of a wider business and residential offering built across 16 hectares on the edge of Chesterfield town centre. It comprises of state-of-the-art offices, a hotel, multi-storey car park and build-to-Rent apartments, which will be centred around the canal basin and a pedestrianised public realm along with shops, cafes and bars and event spaces. This area will also become the new home for the renowned Dame Barbara Hepworth sculpture - Rosewall.

In addition to boasting design and quality that is unrivalled in office space and around the local area, One Waterside Place is also excellently located next to Chesterfield’s mainline train station (reaching London St Pancras in just 110 mins) which will welcome an HS2 stop in 2034. It also offers easy access links to the motorway network.

The design and build specification, combined with its excellent and accessible location make One Waterside Place an attractive proposition for businesses now looking for satellite offices in the wake of the pandemic.

Further floors are currently available at One Waterside Place for anyone wishing to secure a much sought-after business address in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

To find out more about the office space available at One Waterside Place, please contact Harry Orwin-Allen at Knight Frank on 0114 272 9750 or Tim Richardson at FHP Property Consultants 01332 343 222.