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Hunter Street Reopens Monday 19 October

We are pleased to confirm the work on Hunter St. will complete on schedule as planned. Starting from Monday 19th October, access to St. Martins Way from Northgate St. will be changing. Hunter St. will reopen to provide access, at the same time Princess St. will close permanently with no access from Northgate St. Access […]

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Roman stone recovered from Northgate to be used in city walls repair

Roman stone blocks found in excavations during the Chester Northgate’s construction are to be used to repair the city walls. Contractor VINCI Construction UK and archaeologists Oxford Archaeology have been working together to find signs of Roman life and other historical artefacts since work started on site in July. Archaeologists believe the red sandstone blocks […]

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First Archaeological Finds Revealed from Chester Northgate Site

Archaeologists working on the Northgate site alongside the Council’s contractors, have discovered several Roman artefacts which include what is thought to be a rare gaming piece made from bone. The lozenge-shaped gaming piece is highly polished, probably from use, is approximately 29mm long and features a common Roman decoration of a ring and dot motif. […]

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Closure of Hunters Walk – 13 July 2020

As from Monday 13th July, Hunters Walk (across the former Bus Interchange) will be permanently closed. As a result, Hunter Street will be closed to through traffic and Princess Street will become the access route from Northgate Street onto St. Martin’s Way. Access to premises along Hunter Street will be fully maintained, and temporary traffic […]

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Work commences on Chester Northgate scheme

Cheshire West and Chester Council held a sod cutting ceremony to mark the start of the long awaited £70m Northgate scheme in Chester city centre. The Council agreed to continue with funding for the scheme to ensure Chester bounces back from the pandemic and to provide a catalyst for post Covid-19 recovery that will create […]

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Council reaffirms commitment to Chester Northgate as the key to the city’s recovery from Covid-19

Cheshire West and Chester Council has reaffirmed its commitment to Chester Northgate as a critical part of economic recovery following the Covid pandemic. As we enter a challenging time with big implications for the city and the borough, investment will be critical in sustaining the economy and creating the conditions for long-term prosperity. Councillors yesterday […]

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