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Plans submitted for landmark £20M new hotel development in Chesterfield

by Katie Whiting 25 November 2008
Final plans for a proposed £20 million hotel and office development on the outskirts of Chesterfield town centre, have been submitted this week to Chesterfield Borough Council, with the scheme set to provide a major attraction and boost to the local economy through business, leisure and tourism growth.

Situated at Lockoford Lane, Whittington Moor off the A61, the exciting development is designed by award-winning architects and interior designers, careyjones, and is anticipated to be Chesterfield’s most ambitious and innovative mixed-use hotel and business complex. Catering for the local community as well as business and leisure markets, the scheme will create 500 new jobs in the area and a further 100 jobs during the construction process.

The Casa Hotel and Office Scheme, will be delivered by Chesterfield-based Bradbury Hall Developments, the company responsible for several prestigious projects in the town, including Bradbury Place on Chatsworth Road. The developers are working closely in partnership with Chesterfield Council to create a contemporary, luxury hotel complex, complete with corporate and leisure facilities and office space.

It will comprise of an exclusive hotel boasting 100 modern, lavishly styled bedrooms which include five suites, a banqueting suite, conference rooms complete with outdoor terraces, a contemporary restaurant and a selection of stylish bars. All will offer superb function and corporate facilities and will be complemented by a state-of-the-art office facility occupying 16,000 square feet on the top floor.

Landscaped areas within the site will provide privacy for nearby residents and a beautiful outdoor space, with both developers and architects committed to a high quality, sustainable and environmentally friendly design.

Steve Perez, chairman of Bradbury Hall Developments, said: “As a Chesterfield-based company, we are extremely proud to be part of this exciting landmark development, which will provide the town with a premier hotel, leisure and corporate destination. The Casa Hotel complex will significantly boost the local and regional economy in terms of leisure and tourism growth and long-term job creation - particularly during the current economic climate.

“Bradbury Hall Developments is working closely with Chesterfield Council, engaging with the local community, and welcomes any feedback, questions or comments on this innovative and ambitious project.”

The scheme is designed to complement the ongoing growth and development along the A61 corridor at the Whittington Moor site, which is set to be the home of Chesterfield Football Club’s new 10,000 seat stadium and the relocation of the new look Tesco superstore.

Mike Harris, director at careyjones architects, said; “Working with forward-thinking local developers, Bradbury Hall Developments, has allowed us to create a striking building, with strong sculptural form and an interior design concept that complements the contemporary architectural language. We are confident that the proposals for The Casa Hotel and Office development will benefit the whole community as a great catalyst for the wider regeneration of this part of Chesterfield and an exemplar project in design and sustainability terms.”

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