Funding advisor named on £300m Chester Northgate

Cheshire West & Chester Council has appointed Strutt & Parker to provide advice on the funding options for the £300m Northgate development.

Northgate is a 400,000 sq ft retail-led mixed use scheme incorporating residential, hotel, market, offices and cinema, planned for the North West of Chester city centre.

According to the council, Strutt & Parker will evaluate the various future options and identify the most appropriate funding route to develop the scheme, which has been in the offing for over a decade.

A planning application was submitted at the end of May by the council’s development manager, Rivington Land, and a planning decision is due to be made this autumn.

If approved, it is expected that the first phases of development will begin in mid-2017 and it is anticipated that the whole scheme will be completed in 2021.

Strutt & Parker, which was appointed following selection through a competitive OJEU process, will work alongside Rivington Land.

Mike Rowlands, head of retail at Strutt & Parker, said: “We are extremely pleased to have been selected by the council as its funding advisor on the Chester Northgate development. The proposed scheme will provide customers with a high quality shopping experience and investors with a dominant regional asset that will deliver long term income and capital growth.”

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