The Chester giants have a new home on the border between England and Wales.

The 118 giants, who will parade through Ellesmere Port later this year, have moved from their HQ on Sealand Road to Marcher Court in Blacon.

Chester MP Stephen Mosley officially opened the giant building, which is also home to six new start-up businesses.

Project director Kristine Szulik said: “The GiANTS are always going to be about creating carnivals and having lots of fun but behind the scenes we are all about changing people’s lives and helping them move on into employment and self-employment.”

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One person who firmly believes in the work of The GiANTS is Chester-born designer Matthew O’ Brien.

He has based his company inside the new giant HQ and is working closely with the team on The Matthew O’Brien Training Academy.

He said: “I absolutely love the creative work of The GiANTS.

“The new HQ is an exciting and vibrant place to work and I am really excited to be embarking on new projects that will enable me to bring my skills, expertise and passion for design back to my home community.”

Earlier this year, confusion over dates in the city’s diary meant that the annual Giant Parade could not take place in Chester this year.

The popular carnival will now be in Ellesmere Port on Saturday, June 1.