£40m Chester Waitrose scheme approved

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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Supermarket chain Waitrose has won planning approval for a £40m mixed-use development in Chester.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has approved the 30,000 sq ft store led scheme for the Broughton Retail Centre, which will also boast a 120-bed hotel, offices and smaller retail units.

There will also be public realm improvement and a new pedestrian bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal.

Broadway Malyan designed the project which will meet a BREEAM Outstanding rating and see a store building at Wharton Court demolished and rebuilt.

Around 75% of the energy needed for the supermarket will be provided by an on site wood-burning biomass plant.


A spokesman for the project said: “There will be an investment of £40m on the site, we think that will act as a spur for future regeneration projects,” said Mr Hoare.

“We want people to know that Chester is open for business, and a development like this could open up some serious opportunities for the local area.

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