1 June 2016

Chester Bus Station takes shape on site

Posted by Martin Hughes Senior Architectural Technician

We have been working on the delivery of a £13.5m bus interchange in Chester for our client Graham Construction.

Aerial image of Chester Interchange - on site - June 2016

Located within the Chester City Conservation area, the horseshoe shaped interchange will incorporate an enclosed terminus, canopy, retail space and café, forming part of the proposed £300m retail, leisure and residential Northgate development. The development promises better integration between bus services and the rail station alongside improved linkages to pedestrian and cycle routes along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Visual for Chester Interchange

As an enabling project for the proposed Northgate Development, the new interchange will provide a fresh and modern gateway to the city, helping to reverse Chester’s decline as a top retail destination in recent years due to the rise in out of town shopping centres.

As part of the preparation for site works, archaeologists have discovered traces of a 1st or 2nd century building on the proposed site. The beam slots, which are believed to have been used in the foundations of a Roman building, have been removed from the site and are now being analysed before being donated to the Cheshire Museums Service.

Chester Interchange - on site - June 2016

The scheme started on site in September 2015 and is programmed for completion in December 2016.

Chester Interchange - on site - June 2016

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