By 2028, it is planned that Chester’s Central Business Quarter will offer up to 500,000 sq ft of state-of-the art office space – housed in ten buildings – creating around 3,500 jobs. The 7.5 acre site will also include 200 homes, restaurants, leisure facilities and car parking for the station, office occupiers and residents.
One City Place, a six-storey Grade A office building near the city’s historic railway station, was completed in February 2016. The six-storey, 70,000 sq ft office development is the cornerstone of the CBD, the first of seven office buildings marking one of the city’s most significant business developments in recent years.
The BREEAM Excellent building features a large ground floor foyer and reception area with five upper floors offering flexible office space and floor to ceiling glazing.
It is linked to the station by the Grade ll listed ‘Carriage Shed’, a new public space which is used as a waiting area and event space for passengers and visitors.
A 192 space car park, developed in partnership with Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales, has also been delivered and a new Waitrose store is complete and operating.
Applications have been submitted for the redevelopment of the historic Shot Tower and leadworks site.
Development will be complemented by the provision of new public realm works, linking the scheme with Chester Station and the Shropshire Union canal.
The new development complements its campus, with its strong transport links, amenities and close proximity to the historic city centre.
City Place is expected to prove attractive to businesses looking for modern, sustainable premises.
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