VINCI selected for Chester Northgate development in UK

WCN Editorial Team 31 Oct 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

VINCI Construction UK has been selected as the preferred bidder by Cheshire West and Council for the Chester Northgate development in the UK.

The appointment of the contractor will enable the council to commence works although they will only be formally appointed for the first phase detail design next autumn until then they will work with the council whilst detailed planning work is finished in the few months.

VINCI Construction UK regional director John Roberts said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Cheshire West and Chester Council.

“This is the next positive step towards the redevelopment of the Northgate area of Chester. Being named preferred Bidder will enable us to strengthen our existing community links in the surrounding area.”

The £60m initial plans include a new relocated modern market, six-screen cinema, restaurants, a public square, and car parking. The contract for the building works is expected to be signed by the end of next year.

The first phase already has major brands, including Picturehouse, Tapas Revolution, Cosy Club, and Zizzi.

VINCI is set to work on the final design and costings as part of an initial pre-construction agreement, which will start in autumn 2019.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Councillor Brian Clarke, said: “We have a clear vision for Chester Northgate that will support a lively leisure and culture offer in the city, as outlined in the One City Plan. It will support local retailers and Storyhouse and also provide much-needed jobs, car parking, housing and office space in the heart of Chester.

“Chester Northgate is the largest project the city has seen in decades. Our aim is to secure Chester’s position as a visitor destination for years to come. Northgate is at the heart of our ambitions for Chester and it’s essential that we maintain the current momentum.

“The appointment of an internationally renowned company such as VINCI underlines its importance to the city and the region, and its significance in our plans to ensure Chester remains a go-to destination.”


Image: VINCI Construction UK to deliver the Chester Northgate development. Photo: Courtesy of Cheshire West and Chester.

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