Business Quarter would bring 1100 jobs

1100 jobs will be created in Chester if Cheshire West and Chester Council approve a major redevelopment of land near the City's train station.

On Wednesday they will discuss the plans to create 500,000 square feet of new office space.

In May, the Council consulted local people on the plans and of the 1100 jobs it would create, 870 will be knowledge-based office employment.

Director of Culture and Regeneration Charlie Seward said;

"It is therefore a major scheme with huge potential to drive significant economic growth and transform Chester City Centre's commercial offer."

Businesses in neighbouring Brook Street have welcomed the move.

Paul Hickman from Grey and Pink Records there said:

"If there's that many new jobs being created then there's a chance some of those people will want to spend money in Brook Street."