Published: 15th May 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council has confirmed that work will start on the £70m redevelopment of Chester Northgate later this month. The local authority said the project will be a critical part of economic recovery following the COVID pandemic. Working with contractor Vinci Construction, the first phase includes a new market and food hall, a six screen Picturehouse cinema and cafes, bars and restaurants. The council said that despite the current challenges, agreement has been reached which will allow the project to progress, whilst managing risks and following government guidance on social distancing and construction site working. Work on the main construction phase is expected to start later in May, including the building of a new city centre drainage tunnel. The scheme is currently expected to open in early 2022, subject to any potential delays as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The Chester Northgate scheme is overseen by a joint … (To read the full article, subscribe below)