Planning Approval for 14-20 Watergate Street, Chester
April 26th, 2017
Planning approval was secured in April for a mixed-use development at 14-20 Watergate Street in Chester city centre. Looking to retain existing retail tenants whilst utilising vacant upper floors, this scheme involves retail provision at street and Rows level with residential at upper floors (26 apartments). The proposal involves the remodelling of an existing building plus new roof-top extension. Through the combined services of Cassidy + Ashton’s planning team and architectural services, extensive negotiation took place with a series of officers at the Council, including the Conservation team and Historic England, in light of the relationship of the site to the city centre Conservation Area, a series of neighbouring listed buildings and the Council’s strategic development proposal Chester Northgate.
At a cost in the region of £3.5 million, the works are due to start in August 2017 and will be phased to accommodate the operational requirements of the retained tenants and to fall in line with the wider Northgate development plans.