The site formerly comprised the Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters, which occupied a prestigious and popular location on the Southern gateway to Chester, overlooking the famous Roodee Racecourse.
Liberty Properties was selected following competitve competition, as the preferred developer.
The development of a prestigious mixed use development, on a key, prime, city-centre location, providing;
80,000 sqft office – Sold to Cheshire West and Cheshire Council.
78 Bedroom Hotel – Sold to Abode Boutique Hotels
Residential – 35 luxury residential apartments and 2 penthouses, with views over Chester Racecourse.
The development is built around a central piazza which links the racecourse with the city.
Throughout the development process Liberty has worked closely with a large number of stakeholders to create one of the most impressive commercial and residential developments outside of London in recent years.
Liberty prepared a Masterplan application for the site, which involved;
• Public consultation
• Presentation and negotiations with English Heritage.
• Presentation to the Civic Forum Trust.
• Archaeological survey – which unearthed a collection of Roman Artifacts amongst a former 13th century monastery.
Redevelopment of former Cheshire Police HQ on prominent location adjacent to Chester Racecourse. Distinctive circular designed building with inner courtyard provides 80,000sq ft of grade 1 office accommodation ( now occupied by Cheshire West and Chester Council ), an Abode Hotel with 82 rooms and Fine Dining Restaurant and 35 high specification / luxury Apartments with views over the racecourse.
• Build Contract Value £34m.
• Duration 16months