Chesterfield Waterside Office and Retail

  • Form of Contract

    Form of Contract

    JCT Design & Build

  • Client


    Chesterfield Waterside Ltd

  • Architect


    Bond Bryan

  • Engineers



  • Programme


    85 Weeks

  • Completion


    September 2022

Works Scope

This project was a joint venture between Chesterfield Borough Council and local developer, Bolsterstone Developments, to regenerate the old Trebor Sweets site in the heart of Chesterfield town centre.

Britcon was selected in competition to undertake the design and construction of this Grade A office space - a high quality, six-storey building, constructed with a steel frame and clad with masonry, curtain walling and glazing.

The floor plates for the office building comprised of c5,200 sq. ft per floor with two lifts and toilets and welfare facilities on each floor. With a focus on sustainability, there is a low carbon plant room and sub-station. External works included 278 highways works, new incoming services and high-quality public realm.

Key Project Challenges

  • Safe delivery on a logistically-complex site.
  • Safe working adjacent to a railway, waterway and residential areas.
  • Value engineering the steel frame to support affordability.
  • Maximising social value outcomes.
  • Reducing carbon and local impact.

How we successfully delivered the project

We engaged early with the client and designers to identify value engineering opportunities without changing the function and aesthetics of the building. We delivered over a £1m of savings including foundation and steel frame solutions. We also engaged early with a variety of stakeholders to maximise the social value outcomes associated with this critical project to act as a catalyst to regenerate Chesterfield.

Our team used 4Projects management software to support collaboration and transparency with the client, project team and designers. We used a carbon calculator and carbon reduction plan to drive down carbon.

We engaged local suppliers, through a meet the buyer event.
We worked with Chesterfield College to support student visits and workshops.
A social value plan maximised local job creation and retention.


Added value and social impact

  • SROI £3.89m
  • 98% of waste recycled
  • 83% of subcontracts placed
  • 4 new job created, 116 apprentice weeks supported
  • 4 college visits accommodated
  • 2 work experience placements provided
  • Low carbon products and renewables were installed to reduce carbon by 12%
  • 9/10 customer satisfaction score