The Avenue will bring much-needing housing, business premises and community facilities to the areaMike Ashworth ,
Derbyshire County Council’s Strategic Director for Economy
The Avenue at Wingerworth near Chesterfield is the site of a major former coking plant. It has been transformed over several years to create housing, a school, leisure and sports facilities, as well as park and wetlands.
Engineers at BSP are responsible for detailed designs for 270 houses that have been built as part of the first phase of housing, being constructed by Kier Living Central.
The site, which has a long industrial history that includes coalmining, a lime and iron works, and a coking plant,is thought to have been one of the most contaminated sites in Western Europe.
An extensive remediation programme involving a team of experts from several organisations has been in operation to clean up the 98 hectares – an area of the size of about 200 football pitches.
After 15 years of remediation and preparation for development, new multi user trails are being prepared and 7,000 trees have been planted to create an impressive green infrastructure to compliment future housing schemes.
The Avenue is an exquisite collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. Each home has been cherry picked to showcase distinctive exteriors and thoughtfully designed interiors.
The Avenue is the creation of a new suburb that places community at the heart of a collaborative urban and spacial design. It is a place where an unprecedented level of positive change was driven forward by local people and carries a genuine emotional investment for the community of Wingerworth.
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering
Homes & Communities Agency (HCA)
Kier Living (Central)
270 houses that have been built as part of the first phase of housing, being constructed by Kier Living Central.