Chester Northgate

The vision is to deliver a phased, mixed use and comprehensive redevelopment of this run-down portion of the city to support the long-term sustainability and vitality of Chester.

ABOUT CHESTER NORTHGATE:

Chester Northgate is a major repurposing scheme in the heart of this highly attractive, historic and archeologically sensitive city.  Encompassing the sites of the Forum Shopping Centre, the former bus station and 3 semi redundant office buildings the vision is to deliver a phased, mixed use and comprehensive redevelopment of this run-down portion of the city to support the long-term sustainability and vitality of the city.

As development managers for the project we have assisted the Council in, obtaining a major hybrid planning consent in late 2016,  securing the necessary CPO, RCO and Market powers from the Secretary of State following a public inquiry in 2018 and securing numerous pre-lets including Picturehouse Cinemas.

Phase 1, a £70million scheme including the cinema, new market hall, MSCP and up to 6 new F&B units is scheduled to start on site in June 2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Throughout the current lockdown Cheshire West & Chester Council supported by Rivington Land and the design team are working tirelessly to conclude the contract negotiations with Vinci, the preferred contractor.  Subject to government guidance it is anticipated that start on site for initial preparatory site works will occur within the next 3 months.  We are also in continuous dialog with the committed F&B and leisure operators in this very challenging time for their industry.  Despite the current situation we are pleased to report that positive letting activity is ongoing with legal documents being negotiated with a new tenant – more information to follow in the coming weeks!

Project Details

Services provided
Development management / Leasing Management / Feasibility & Financial Analysis /

Client:
Cheshire West And Chester Council

Appointed:
Summer 2014

Project value:
Phase 1 £60 million

Mix of Uses

Indoor Market

Cinema

Food & Beverage

Car park

Public Realm