PEOPLE are being invited to find out more about exciting plans to create a vibrant new business district for Chester.

Two public drop-in sessions for the Chester Central Business Quarter take place at the Queen Hotel in Station Road, opposite the railway station, this Friday (11am-6pm) and Saturday (9.30am-1pm).

Visitors will be able to learn more about the emerging masterplan for the commercial development, proposed for a site immediately east and south of the railway station.

The ambitious scheme has the capacity to deliver 500,000 sq ft of prime office space and create more than 1,100 jobs.

It would feature new public spaces including a linear park and enhancements to the area surrounding the Shropshire Union Canal, which runs through the site.

The development is being led by Muse Developments in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Chester Renaissance.

Part of the One City Plan, it builds upon the Chester Central Development Framework vision that the local community were consulted upon in 2010.

Cllr David Robinson said: “These proposals have the potential to transform this prime yet underused site into a thriving business district that will deliver a huge boost to Chester’s commercial offer and economic growth, and provide jobs for local people.”

There will be another opportunity to view the Chester Central Business Quarter proposals at the next One City Plan drop-in sessions.

They will take place at Chester Town Hall on Tuesday, October 9 (4.30-6.30pm) and Saturday, October 13 (10am-2pm).