Chesterfield will once again appear on the worldwide investment stage when it is showcased at the leading property event – MIPIM – this month.

Now in its 30th year, MIPIM is regarded as the international platform for industry leaders to connect and do business.

Taking place in Cannes, France, MIPIM is described as ‘Europe’s premier real estate event’. It is expected to attract more than 26,000 of the most influential players in the property industry when it opens its doors from 12 – 15 March later this month.

Both Team Derby and Derbyshire and Sheffield City Region will highlight the investment potential of the borough at MIPIM.

With £1 billion of development already underway and an HS2 station expected in 2033, Chesterfield and north Derbyshire is considered an attractive investment prospect.

The town’s central location and transport networks have made it a magnet for commercial, leisure, industrial and residential investment in recent years and there is further potential to unlock in the town with the right investment.

Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield, explained: “Chesterfield has strong investment potential and Team Derby and Derbyshire and Sheffield City Region take a very compelling pitch to MIPIM 2019 on our behalf.

“We have made huge progress in the town during the 12 months since we were last represented at MIPIM. An HS2 station has been confirmed, planning applications have been submitted for homes and offices at Chesterfield Waterside, the new Saltergate car park is under construction and the Premier Inn, which has been developed in the former Co-op building, is about to open on Elder Way. Make no mistake- there is significant   investment potential for the town.

“We are already a town already punching above our weight, made possible by the partnership of public and private sector partnership and investment. We have secured more than £1 billion of development in the borough to create significant opportunities for businesses, residents and visitors, and there is lots more potential just waiting to be unlocked by the right investors.”

Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “With £1 billion worth of development happening in the borough and our excellent travel links by road, rail and air, Chesterfield is ideally placed for investment.

“With the council-led Northern Gateway scheme and as a partner in Chesterfield Waterside, as a council we do all we can to help support local developments and continue to work with investors to bring more opportunities to the borough.”