The first office building within Muse Developments’ planned £100m Central Business Quarter in Chester has been completed by Seddon Construction and launched to market.
The 70,000 sq ft One City Place next to Chester Railway Station is the first of seven offices due to be built by 2028 as part of the 500,000 sq ft business quarter.
Muse Developments is yet to announce occupiers for the six-storey block.
Phil Mayall, development director at Muse, said: “After 18 months of construction, we’re extremely proud to launch One City Place as an exciting new business destination in Chester.
“We’re confident that its location, top class office space and excellent transport connectivity with access to Chester Railway Station will attract businesses on a regional, national and international level. We have had good interest in the building and will be announcing the first lettings shortly.
“One City Place is the pioneering building in the Central Business Quarter and we look forward to continuing this development with a further six buildings. Our ultimate goal is to drive investment into the city, bring new jobs and promote Chester as a place to do business.”
Cheshire West & Chester Council has invested £1.5m into new public realm around the scheme, designed by Broadway Malyan, including the renovation of the grade two-listed rail sheds linked to Chester Railway Station.
Residents, commuters and visitors can now walk out of the station and through the Carriage Shed which features a new glass roof, living wall, planting and paving.
Muse Developments is currently working up plans to submit a reserved matters planning application for 100 apartments as part of the wider City Place scheme.
The One City Place development was part funded by a £1.4m grant from the European Regional Development Fund and a £4.8m development loan from the North West Evergreen Fund.