Newgate Street Chester

Listed Chester building gets residential conversion

A grade two-listed building at Newgate Street will be converted into high-end apartments under plans being brought forward by MJW Group.

The building has been vacant for around 10 years and sits next to the Plumbers Arms and the Grosvenor Shopping Centre and its car park. It was originally used as townhouses before being converted into offices for a law firm.

MJW is looking to convert the building into 12 apartments, while adding a new-build extension for a further seven units; this has been designed by architect FWP.

The scheme secured planning permission from Cheshire West & Chester Council earlier this month, with PWA as planner.

Daniel Hughes, associate at PWA Planning, said: “It’s always great to see vacant buildings being brought back into use, especially when it’s a period property that will benefit from significant new investment.

“This is a high-quality city-living development that respects the heritage of the buildings and the historic location within Chester’s city walls.”

Max Williams, director of MJW Group, added: “We specialise in breathing new life into neglected period buildings. Our apartments in Chester are in a great location and will bring something different to the city’s accommodation offering while safeguarding the future of this important heritage property.”

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