Muse Developments’ director joins Chester Renaissance board

Phil Mayall, development director at Muse has joined the board of Chester Renaissance to help promote economic growth within Chester.

Chester Renaissance was set up by Cheshire West & Chester Council (CWaC) to drive the momentum and accelerate the economic growth of the city. They work closely with private sector investors and public funding bodies to deliver improvements in Chester as part of the One City Plan.

The first phase of Muse Developments’ City Place scheme, One City Place, is due to launch in November this year and will feature a 70,000 sq ft six-storey building nestled in the new Central Business Quarter. The scheme is part funded by a £4.8m development loan from the North West Evergreen Fund and a further £1.4m grant funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

City Place will drive economic growth in Chester and transform the city’s commercial offering. By 2028, it is planned that City Place will offer up to 440,000 sq ft of state-of-the art office space housed within seven office blocks, creating around 3,500 jobs.

Eric Langton, chairman of Chester Renaissance, said: “Phil’s experience in delivering large scale developments will be a huge asset for Renaissance. Anyone who has met him will have been impressed by his detailed understanding of the issues facing Chester and his enthusiasm for projects supported by Renaissance that will bring prosperity and jobs to the city.

“He joins the board during an important year for Chester with work busy on the business quarter, new theatre and library, and finalising plans for the Northgate development including a new market, multi screen cinema, improved car parking, shops, restaurants and open spaces.”

Speaking about his appointment, Phil said: “It is a privilege to have been asked to join the board of Chester Renaissance and I am looking forward to working in partnership to deliver a programme of improvements to the city.

“One City Place and the surrounding Central Business Quarter will play a major role in the renaissance of Chester as we work together to attract new businesses to the area making the city a more distinctive and desirable place in which to live, invest, do business, visit and study.”