The Northgate development is part of the wider One City Plan
which will contribute to a reinvigorated city centre as part of a
co-ordinated delivery strategy. The site, which is alongside
Chester Town Hall and next to the proposed new theatre and library,
is reserved for significant new retail development, along with
leisure uses and a new market.
Northgate's objective is to rejuvenate the entire quarter
through careful planning, design and architecture, bringing
vibrancy and vitality to the area.
Critical to the future economic success of Chester, this will
create around 1,600 permanent jobs, plus construction posts; an
annual increased spend of £143m and additional rates of around
The Concept Scheme, which will change and evolve over time,
The new concept has been produced by a top design team supported
by a Member Working Group drawn equally from both major political
parties and chaired by Councillor Les Ford, Deputy Leader of the
The design team comprises: ACME, scheme architects; Davis
Langdon, cost consultants; WSP, covering transport, archaeology and
structures; and DTZ providing commercial support.
Image 1 - Elevated view towards Town Hall
Image 2 - Northgate Aerial View (JPG,
Image 3 - Northgate Masterplan (JPG,
Image 4 - View North from the
Market Square (JPG, 145KB)