ANCHORS PAVE WAY FOR £300M CHESTER REGENERATION

Cheshire West and Chester Council have announced that it has signed House of Fraser and a 4-star Crowne Plaza to Chester Northgate, one of the most significant city-centre regeneration projects and the biggest retail-led development in the North West in the last decade. Chester Northgate is a 500,000sq ft redevelopment, located in the North West quarter of Chester city-centre, being spearheaded by Cheshire West and Chester Council. House of Fraser, the UK and Ireland’s premium department store brand, has signed an agreement to anchor the development. The group plans to open a new 100,000sq ft store, offering customers an exceptional shopping environment as well as attracting desirable brands and fashion labels to the region. The new store is being designed to a high specification and will accommodate a multichannel, modern experience-led retail offering, which will include the creation of a rooftop restaurant with views over Chester’s historic racecourse and the Welsh hills.
The group plans to open a new 100,000sq ft store, offering customers an exceptional shopping environment as well as attracting desirable brands and fashion labels to the region
An affiliate of MCAP Global Finance Ltd. has also signed an agreement to open a new 167-bed 4-star Crowne Plaza hotel, with a spa, and a 600-capacity conference facility, which will be the biggest in the city. The regeneration of the city centre will provide 70 stores, cafes and restaurants, as well as a new cultural centre, 70 homes, hotel & conference centre, six-screen Picturehouse cinema and the city’s largest car park. On completion, Chester Northgate will not only revitalise the city’s evening economy, it will also offer a full suite of experiences to locals and Chester’s millions of yearly visitors, drawing more visitors and shoppers into Chester. Construction of the development will commence in late 2018.