Business Premises and Training Needs Consultation for the Rail Sector - Barrow Hill Engine Shed

Chesterfield Borough Council, working with Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society, Chesterfield College, Derby University and Newcastle University is working to drive economic growth and provide a prosperous future for its residents and businesses.

A potential opportunity has arisen at the Barrow Hill Engine Shed site (near Staveley, Chesterfield) to develop a new facility for engineering businesses operating in the rail sector and supporting the rail sector supply chain.

It is currently envisaged that the new centre would have training and education facilities for local providers and laboratories to support research and innovation in the sector, particularly in rail engineering, digital and joining technologies.  Alongside this, workshops and offices will be available for businesses.

As a business linked to the rail sector, by completing the following questionnaire you will be sharing essential information to assess the demand for training and education, research and development and workspace facilities at the Barrow Hill Engine Shed site.  

We therefore hope you can spare twenty minutes to complete this online questionnaire.  If you have any queries about the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact Focus Consultants on 0115 976 5050 or 

We appreciate you may have already provided some similar information to inform proposals as part of the Rail Sector Deal and we apologise for any duplication.  To enable us to determine the level of need and demand for the proposed facilities at Barrow Hill specifically, it is important we ask these questions  - your understanding is appreciated.

All questions are optional - if there are any that you would prefer not to answer please move to the next question.

Use of personal data: All details will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Data collected will be used and retained by Focus Consultants. Your details will not be disclosed to any third party.