The site of this project is opposite the Chester City Walls in an area known as Northgate, which is in the heart of the City’s Conservation Area.
The project site was formerly a medieval quarry developed over time to lead to it’s rich and vibrant history. By the early 1900’s the site was fully developed to include a secondary school, Methodist chapel, mixture of terraced houses, retail, and industrial units. All of these were subsequently demolished to accommodate the Delamere Street bus station, which was the last official use of the site. A new mixed-use development was proposed in 2004, comprising a three story basement car park, retail units at ground level, and private residential apartments above.
Due to the economic downturn, the use of the site had to be reconsidered and the design and layout of the new Health Centre, Offices and Residential Apartments was carried out in such a way as to suit the part-built existing basement car park structure below, with the three proposed buildings configured around a central external courtyard.
Terreal North America, in conjunction with its parent company Ludowici, is implementing a strategic market realignment effective in and throughout 2023. This market refocus will result in Ludowici providing manufacturer direct sales, marketing, and supply support for the complete line of NeXclad small module terra cotta wall cladding systems. While NeXclad terra cotta cladding systems will continue to be available from Ludowici, Terreal North America will no longer offer large module terra cotta cladding and sunscreen products that are manufactured overseas. Please visit Ludowici.com to learn more about our made in the USA NeXclad terra cotta cladding systems.
This market refocus aligns with Ludowici’s mission to manufacture sustainable, environmentally friendly, locally sourced, and locally made terra cotta construction materials. This market approach also brings all terra cotta construction materials produced in our New Lexington, Ohio facility under a single corporate umbrella — Ludowici.
Customers and building owners with questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ludowici for assistance at ludowici.com/contact.
Rob A. Wehr
Chief Executive Officer