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SHIPGATE DEVELOPMENT, CHESTER
The site is in two sections, each lying on opposite sides of Shipgate Street within 50 metres of the Dee.
The one on the north side is bounded by St Mary's Hill to the west. This section contained a close knit group of five historic houses in derelict condition. Three houses were renovated, one converted into three flats and the fifth demolished to provide the site for the new house on St. Mary's Hill.
The area on the south side was almost completely cleared for redevelopment but subject to a flying freehold along the south boundary. This overlooked the river and city walls. The new development consisted of 17 flats with a central courtyard and basement parking. The scale and materials fit the surroundings while there is enough variety of form to avoid dullness. The house on St. Mary's Hill is composed of small scale elements which echo the buildings further up this steep cobbled back street.