Chester Northgate

Chester Northgate includes a major infrastructure investment delivering a new 1km rainwater drain discharging into the river system that will reduce flooding and sewage outfalls into the River Dee plus reduce energy in treating non-foul water.

The old library building is being retained and repurpose and the scheme is achieving a BREEAM Very Good certification. Through the construction phase we have sought to reduce the carbon content of the major constituent parts and identified considerable reductions in embodied carbon emissions, particularly with the use of materials with high recycled content and high recyclability. Overall, across the whole site 99.66% of all waste has been recycled to date by the end of 2020. Furthermore, much of the Roman red sandstone blocks recovered as part of the archaeology excavations on the site are being reused by skilled stonemasons to repair the city walls and match the existing stones used.

CW&C CEO with the tunnel drill bit.
Chester drainage tunnel drill
In addition the scheme is providing over 750sqm of living wall providing a ‘green lung’ in the city centre.

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