Councils seek design team for history centres

Cheshire West & Chester and its neighbouring local authority Cheshire East have launched procurement for a design team to deliver proposed history centres in Chester and Crewe.

The joint scheme, which will see each council commit £4.2m to a project estimated at slightly more than £14m, is for new purpose-built centres that will house the Cheshire Archives, currently housed at Duke Street, Chester in a venue described as no longer fit for purpose. Both cabinets approved the project in September.

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