Background

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.

Scheme Proposal

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.

Role

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.

Project Management

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

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