New road opening leads way to more jobs at Markham Vale

Road to more jobs: Our Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Policy, Economic Development and Budget, Councillor Anne Western with Councillor Dean Collins, our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure.

10 March 2017

Plans to create around 2,500 new jobs move a step closer with the opening of a new £7.56m link road to the M1 motorway, from our flagship regeneration site Markham Vale. 


Seymour Link Road will give access to businesses that will be based on the north side of Markham Vale Enterprise Zone through Erin Road to Junction 29a of the M1 motorway. 

Two of the plots available for development on Markham Vale North have already been snapped up by Great Bear Distribution and Ferdinand Bilstein UK which are both set to create up to 400 new jobs each over the next few years. 

And we've already received a number of enquiries from a range of businesses interested in the remaining plots at the site. 

Our Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Policy, Economic Development and Budget, Councillor Anne Western said:

"This is a key milestone in the development of Markham Vale North which has opened up easy access to the M1 motorway for businesses that will be based there. 

"Markham continues to thrive and is playing a key role in achieving our ambition to build a strong economy in Derbyshire and create new jobs.

"The north side is opening up extra capacity for up to 2,500 jobs − that's on top of the 938 already generated elsewhere on the site and we look forward to welcoming more companies looking to invest in Derbyshire here soon."

We've funded the road jointly with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (which promotes economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire), and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 LEP, said:

"Markham Vale is playing a big part in boosting Derbyshire's economy.

"Investing in the development of Enterprise Zone sites is key to our economic ambitions and at the heart of D2N2's Strategic Economic Plan, with its overarching ambition to create 55,000 new private sector jobs in key industries over ten years."

The link road has been built by international contractors, Eurovia.

The jobs figures are an estimate based on the size of the development.  

Businesses interested in acquiring premises at the site can contact the Head of Markham Vale, Peter Storey, on 01629 535417 for more information or visit www.markhamvale.co.uk (opens in a new window)