Welcome to The Avenue

The Avenue is an exciting and ambitious project. It involves transforming 98 hectares of heavily polluted industrial land back into a place that can be used and enjoyed by both people and wildlife. That’s an area the size of about 200 football pitches!

The Avenue, formerly the Avenue Coking Works, is located at Wingerworth near Chesterfield and is thought to have been one of the most contaminated sites in Western Europe. You can read about all the conservation and clean-up activities happening at The Avenue right here on our website, and find out more about the area’s fascinating past – and inspiring future.

Today, The Avenue is already home to a nature reserve, which boasts many different types of wildlife and plants including kingfishers, newts, snakes, toads and rare wildflowers. 

Contact details:

The Avenue
Mill Lane
S42 6NG
Tel: 01246 216 500
Fax: 01246 216 503
Enquiry line: 01246 216 502 

Email: enquiry@avenuecw.co.uk


The Avenue picture gallery
Dragon Fly
The Avenue news
Facts and figures
Avenue Wild