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    Chester Northgate

Chester Northgate – a new market and leisure destination in the heart of Chester

After over 20 years of planning, delays and false starts, Northgate is now open and has helped transform the northwest of the city centre.

Chester Northgate is not a new shopping centre; it is a development of open streets, an arcade and square that integrate seamlessly with the surrounding parts of Chester City Centre, including:

  • A six-screen Picturehouse cinema – coming late autumn 2023
  • Cafés, bars and restaurants – including Cosy Club, North Light and Zizzi plus coming soon Turtle Bay and more
  • A fantastic new indoor market, see more at www.newchester.market
  • New multi-storey New Market Parking and Cycle Hub
  • Four office suites.

The development builds on the success of the adjacent Storyhouse cultural centre and complements the existing businesses on Northgate Street. The old library frontage has been transformed into the new Coachworks Arcade and provides a stunning arched entrance into the development, which will also be accessible from Hunter Street and Princess Street.

The scheme has also created a new public Exchange Square for the city, linking the new market hall, Storyhouse and the Town Hall.

Need a quick overview? See our Northgate Fast Facts page

Please also see our Newsletters and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest information on the project, plus our YouTube Northgate channel.

Read more about the Archaeology of the site.

Chester Growth Partnership

Chester Growth Partnership, along with key partners, will deliver a programme of improvements in Chester as part of the One City Plan, the 15 year strategy which guides the future economic regeneration of Chester.

Planning Application Details

Chester Northgate has unanimous support from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Planning Committee.

I’d like to thank everyone who gave us their views on the project. It’s been fantastic to hear the passion people have for Chester and their clear interest in its future regeneration.

Cllr  Richard Beacham

This is the largest regeneration project being delivered by the Council in decades and is expected to bring significant benefits for the city of Chester.

Cllr Stuart Parker