What’s next

We are moving forward with the look and feel of plans for the first phase of the Chester Northgate scheme.  This will see a new market, six-screen cinema, food and beverage units, public  square and car park in the heart of the city centre. 

The designs have taken account of comments received from the local community and other interested parties to date.


Chester Northgate is the most significant development in Chester for decades and will transform the city’s historic core, helping the whole city to thrive.

It will create jobs, increase tourism and drive economic growth.

Phase 1 of Chester Northgate will create a significant new destination within the heart of the city, complementing other key developments such as the Central Business Quarter, Storyhouse and the new bus station.

Relocating Chester Market will be at the heart of the first phase, with ambitious plans to become one of the best markets in the country.

Next Steps

Following the consultation period the planning application for the first phase was submitted in June 2019.

Next – Chester Character