Shot Tower 4
CPUK was lead contractor for the 78-home scheme in Chester at the time of its collapse

Whitecroft begins Chester Shot Tower regeneration

Work has started at Chester’s listed shot tower and former leadworks, with main contractor CPUK delivering a restoration and development of 78 homes.

Altrincham-based Whitecroft Group is behind the project, and has been seeking to develop the plot on the Shropshire Union Canal for a number of years. The current scheme was approved in 2018, and was a reworking of an earlier proposal set to be brought forward with Neptune Developments and consented in 2016.

The revised development, designed by DLA Design, includes 54 one- and two-bedroom apartments, 15 two- and three-bedroom duplex apartments and three four-bedroom townhouses. The project includes repair work to the tower and future-proofing of the retained buildings.

The homes are concentrated into two main wings in red brick, intended to complement the grade two-listed 40m tower.

Shot Tower Piling

Images from CPUK show piling rig now on site

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