The Midlands Engine partnership has launched the Midlands Investment Portfolio – a ‘digital gateway’ opening up investment opportunities across the region, with the heart of Chesterfield included in the range of investment opportunities available across the region.
Together, it is estimated that these opportunities could support or create 220,000 jobs and generate over £33 billion in gross development value.
In the digital portfolio, the ‘Heart of Chesterfield’ entry reads: “With a series of significant regeneration and redevelopment underway across the city, Chesterfield is building on its industrial roots and market town heritage to become a destination contemporary with a prosperous future.
“Ongoing developments have already delivered new commercial units, offices, innovation hubs, modern housing, shopping malls and new schools – and the city offers attractive investment opportunities across a range of schemes.
“Over the next few years the town center will be transformed through developments such as Chesterfield Waterside, Northern Gateway, Elder Way, public realm improvements and the delivery of the Chesterfield Station Master Plan.
“There is a range of investment opportunities available, including equity investment, residential, end users and leisure and hotel operators.
“Chesterfield is a sub-regional service center for North Derbyshire, it has a large town center steeped in history with an historic market, but balanced by new investment and opportunities including the Leveling Up Fund.”
The Midlands investment portfolio presents exceptional investment opportunities across key strengths in the Midlands sector. The portfolio has been developed in conjunction with Midlands Engine‘s partners, including local authorities across the region, local business partnerships and leading promotion and investment agencies – to present the most comprehensive picture currently available. priority investment proposals from Midlands.
Working with Midlands champions in regions around the world, the portfolio now becomes a vital asset to their continued advocacy and support for the economic growth and future prosperity of the region.
The portfolio forms the backbone of Midlands Engine’s participation in the UK Real Estate Infrastructure Investment Forum (UKREiiF). Throughout the Forum, the Midlands Engine partnership will showcase the strengths of the region to meet the urgent need to upgrade and drive economic growth and prosperity.
Explore the portfolio here.
Sir John Peace, Chairman of Midlands Engine, said: “Midlands has always offered the world a tremendous amount – from our heritage as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution to the cutting-edge technologies that are now being developed across such diverse sectors. as health and life sciences, digital and clean energy. The Midlands Investment Portfolio showcases the exceptional breadth of our region’s investment potential in one place – a comprehensive resource for identifying the main investment opportunities our wonderful region has to offer. As Midlands Engine partners continue our work, together, to accelerate growth and prosperity in our region, the portfolio will be a vital tool in our collaborative efforts to boost inward investment.
Investment Minister Lord Grimstone said: “The Midlands Investment Portfolio provides a world-leading resource for maximizing investment in the region, which will support jobs, boost the local economy and improve the United Kingdom. This government is committed to supporting the Midlands Engine through trade and investment, thanks to my department’s support and ambition in signing free trade agreements that will benefit all parts of the UK .
Leveling Up Minister Neil O’Brien MP said: “The Midlands are home to a hotbed of talent across a range of important sectors. With this investment portfolio, Midlands Engine has done an excellent job of showcasing the best investment opportunities in the region.
“The government is working to ensure the Midlands engine continues to run at full throttle as we deliver on our mission to upgrade in every corner of the country.”