AHR has been selected as the architect to progress the multi-million Chester Northgate regeneration scheme to detailed design.
AHR’s team, based in Manchester, will join an array of specialist advisors working with Cheshire West and Chester Council to bring forward the £60m initial phase of the project. The regeneration scheme is the largest to be delivered in the city for many years.
Dominic Manfredi, director at AHR and a local resident of the borough, said: “The Chester Northgate scheme is set to deliver a fantastic boost to the city and we’re tremendously pleased to have been appointed to the project. The development will reinforce the leisure and culture offering at the heart of the transformation of the city delivering a new relocated dynamic and modern market, six-screen cinema, host of new restaurants and public square”
“The project will also provide vital new car parking. This will increase capacity and ensure visitors can enjoy the development and the wider city centre with ease, benefitting local businesses across the city”
“We’re confident that this ambitious project will help further strengthen Chester’s reputation as one of the North West’s premier destinations.”
Chester Northgate is part of the One City Plan 2012-2027 which guides development decisions across the city, providing an economic boost and more jobs in the heart of the city.
AHR is working with several local authorities across the UK on public-sector-led regeneration plans, with the practice’s multi-service and multi-sector nature valuable in transforming the varied places that integrate to help regenerate communities and enhance town centres.
Building work for the initial phase of Chester Northgate is set to start early 2020.