gorse stacks site 1 retail
The project is the first phase of the Gorse Stacks Masterplan, which was also designed by the Practice. It accommodates a mix of uses, including 27,500ft2 of retail, office and apartments.
The design incorporates four buildings that enclose a large public square, which is integral to the creation of a vibrant community and the creation of a network of streets and public squares that connect to the wider Masterplan.
The material palate sensitively responds to the black and white aesthetic that typifies much of Chester’s wattle and daub historic buildings, however, the project is an unashamedly contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular.