Vinci Construction has secured a £47m contract for the construction of Chester Northgate, a new mixed-use project in Chester City, England.
The Chester Northgate scheme is part of Chester’s One City Plan and is expected to be a new cultural and leisure destination. A sod-cutting ceremony was held to mark the start of the construction.
Chester City Council has agreed to provide the funding for the scheme to ensure that the city bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic, to create jobs and to boost the economy.
Expected to open in early 2022, the scheme will include an arched arcade from the former library frontage into a new public square, an indoor market hall relocated from the Forum, a six-screen cinema, cafes, bars and restaurants and co-working office spaces along with multi-storey car park to replace the Market car park.