George Street Pocket Park

19 June 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council is rejuvenating the currently disused park on George Street, Chester.

Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member - Economic Development and Infrastructure said: “This area has been closed for a number of years it will be transformed into an attractive pocket park opening up views across the Shropshire Union Canal towards the City Walls and allowing full access for the public to enjoy the tranquillity of this spectacular location in Chester.” 

The first phase in February looked at the management and maintenance of the existing trees and vegetation on site.   During this month two cross-sectional trenches are being dug to mark the locations of existing underground services. These exploratory works will also confirm ground conditions and assess the extent of tree roots. An early assessment of archaeology on the site will also be carried out. 

Further clearance of vegetation up to the boundary wall will allow for a full inspection of the existing masonry work. This will enable a specification to be drafted for the specialist repair and restoration of the existing boundary of the park. 

The next stage will see the development of concept design proposals that will be sympathetic to the history of the City Walls.

 

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