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Blacon Parade

Location Chester

Client Cheshire West & Chester/Sanctuary Housing

Sector Residential/Regeneration

Status Final phase on site

Area Various

Masterplan, concept, design and executive delivery for the a £15M major mixed use regeneration of the centre of the Blacon Estate, Chester. In 2009 Brock Carmichael Architects were appointed to prepare a visionary Masterplan for the re-development of Blacon Parade in Chester. 

This major mixed-use regeneration scheme is being delivered by an innovative partnership between Chester & District Housing Trust and Cheshire West and Chester Council including Cheshire NHS and other vial local community organisations.

The proposed Masterplan which was developed included 8 acres of the surrounding neighbourhood to deliver;

  • Substantial refurbishment of 48 existing dwellings
  • New road and pavement layout
  • 62 new build family houses
  • New build sheltered housing block of 40 1B and 2B apartments
  • The refurbishment of the parade
  • A new build 3000sqm Primary Care Centre & dedicated pharmacy
  • 1000sqm Community Development Centre with library
  • Business Enterprise Building to aid the growth of new local businesses
  • 16 new apartments.

Key to the success of the project has been 

sustained and effective consultation, managed by Brock Carmichael, between key local stakeholders and the wider community. The majority of the masterplan was completed in 2012, however Blacon West (the health facilities and 16 apartments) is currently on site.