Chester Northgate ground investigation works

4 January 2018

Following ground investigation works for Chester Northgate in November, the work re starts this week (5 January) at a number of locations around the city centre. 

Starting at the Linenhall car park on 5 January, there will be works taking place at New Crane Street car park, opposite Stanley Palace, Market car park, University lower car park, verge Castle Drive and the Roodee car park.

The work at each location should only take a few days and positions have been carefully picked to minimise the impact on the public and surrounding areas. The work areas will have appropriate traffic management in place to protect members of the public and the workforce.
The investigation work involves drilling holes to establish the depths of bedrock to confirm foundation designs.

Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure said: “We don’t expect any disruption for drivers, pedestrians or businesses while these investigations are carried out. Most of the work will be carried out during the day apart from the Market car park that will take part overnight.”  

The works are required as part of Chester Northgate which will transform the northwest corner of the city with a new market hall, housing, shops, a multi-screen cinema, cafes, bars and restaurants, new hotel, parking for 800 cars, and over 1000 new jobs.

For further information about Chester Northgate visit: or to discuss a particular issue, please call: 0300 123 8123
Planned Work programme
  • 5 - 10 January, Linenhall car park
  • 8 - 12 January, New Crane Street car park
  • 9 - 12 January, opposite Stanley Palace
  • 10 - 11 January, Market car park
  • 11 – 16 January, University lower car park
  • 12 - 17 January, Verge Castle Drive
  • 16 - 19 January, Roodee car park

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