Former Magistrates’ Court receives planning for potential leisure and retail plans

  • Knightsbridge Court receives planning consent  

OPPORTUNITIES have been unlocked for businesses in Chesterfield and further afield, following a Grade II listed building, Knightsbridge Court, receiving planning consent allowing it to be used for a range of uses including office, retail and leisure.

Formerly a magistrates' court, Knightsbridge Court is centrally situated on well landscaped grounds and comprises space in excess of 24,000 sq ft spanning over three floors–with suites available to let from 1,000 sq ft upwards.

The building will offer businesses a distinctive space, appropriate for a range of uses such as dining, leisure, retail, education or offices.

Stuart Waite, associate director at Innes England’s Derby office, is handling the lettings on behalf of a private client.

Stuart said: “Since we were appointed on Knightsbridge Court, we have been in serious discussions with a number of occupiers regarding this building for a variety of uses.

“Occupier confidence is growing and with the economic forecast for 2015 looking positive - we are confident that the timing of this re-launch, along with the successful approval of planning for alternative uses, will see early interest converted into deals.

“We are working closely with Chesterfield Borough Council on this project, who have identified the Rose Hill and West Bars area of Chesterfield as a key strategic location for growth in its masterplan for the town.”

Knightsbridge Court has recently received planning permission allowing the building to be used for alternative purposes such as retail and leisure, alongside traditional office use. Listed building consent has also been approved to clear the internal layout within the building, creating a modern high-spec open plan space as part of its regeneration.

Knightsbridge Court is located within Chesterfield town centre between Rose Hill and West Bars, directly adjacent to Chesterfield town hall – making it an ideal location for growing businesses. The property also benefits from 70+ parking spaces within its grounds.