Chester reveals new Northgate ‘concept’

Cheshire West and Chester council has revealed a new concept for the city's Northgate shopping scheme, following its decision to terminate its development agreement with ING Real Estate Developers last week.

The council said that it would work up plans for a scheme which, while remaining retail-led, would contain an increased amount of leisure space, including a multiplex cinema and restaurants, a central market and new library, a number of larger shop units including space for a department store and multi-storey and underground car parking.

Original plans for a 440,000 sq ft retail-led scheme were put on hold in 2008