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Chester Zoo’s Grasslands extension on hold

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Dan Whelan

Plans to expand the African savannah habitat, which had been due to open in 2022, have been delayed as the zoo works to recover from the financial impact of Covid-19, which left a “deep scar” on its business. 

Chester Northgate Planning Application June 2019 4

Council puts extra £4m into Northgate pot

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Cheshire West & Chester Council has agreed to put a further £4m towards the development of the mixed-use Northgate in the city centre, adding to the £70m construction spend already revised upwards by £10m.

Belong Chester

Seddon takes over Belong Chester care village

Work is to restart on a £21m dementia care village in Chester, following Belong's appointment of Seddon Construction to take over the unfinished project after the collapse of Pochin's last summer.

Chester Northgate Planning Application June 2019 4

Chester’s Northgate scheme under review

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Dan Whelan

The meandering saga of the £70m mixed-use project has taken another turn with Cheshire West & Chester Council’s cabinet asked to agree to a "revised financing arrangement" in light of the pandemic. 

Phil Caton Construction Specialist

Aaron & Partners adds to legal team

Dan Whelan

The Chester-based solicitor has appointed construction specialist Phil Caton as senior associate solicitor as the firm braces for the fallout from coronavirus within the construction industry. 

Chester Northgate Planning Application June 2019 4

Vinci moves on long-awaited Chester Northgate

Dan Whelan

The contractor is carrying out enabling works on the first phase of Cheshire West & Chester Council's £70m mixed-use scheme more than 20 years after redevelopment of the area was first mooted, and hopes to continue despite the virus outbreak.

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