FOURTEEN speculative offices have approval on Chester’s outskirts.
They are proposed by Zonemax Ltd on the New Port Business Park on New Bridge Road, Little Stanney.
The business park, owned by Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council, was developed as part of a £12m funding package from Europe and the North West Development Agency known as the 4M EDZ programme.
The first phase, Quay 1, which was developed by the council, provided seven industrial units with quality office accommodation.
The units incorporated quality design features to set the tone for future schemes in the business park and generate confidence in the market in the project, according to a report.
Zonemax, described as a small private development company, is proposing to purchase the frontage site adjoining Quay 1 from the council and carry out the speculative development of offices.
Their high quality design would compliment that of Quay 1, councillors heard.
The offices would be built in two identical two-storey blocks.
They would range in size from 140sq m to 342sq m and would be available for purchase or lease.
The company has applied for a grant of £1.41m from the funding package to help finance the development.
This has been backed by the borough council and by the shadow Cheshire West and Chester council which takes over in April next year.