Latest Images Released

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New photos of Storyhouse take viewers behind the hoardings of Chester’s brand new cultural centre, the country’s largest regional arts project currently under construction. It is week 64 of the build,  viewers can see the auditorium where nearly all of the … Continued

Name of cultural centre to be ‘Storyhouse’

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Chester’s new £37m cultural centre, due to open at the end of this year, has a new name, and that name is “Storyhouse”.   Operator Chester Performs has also announced it plans to change the name of the company to … Continued

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Head of Sales & Marketing

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We’re recruiting a Head of Sales & Marketing! Talented and experienced Head of Sales and Marketing needed, responsible for opening the country’s most exciting new cultural building, in Chester in winter 2016. Will suit a candidate from any marketing background with … Continued

Chance to be Part of Centre’s History

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The team behind the multi million pound project transforming Chester’s Odeon into a world class cultural centre  are offering members of the public the opportunity to be part of the centre’s history by naming a seat in the theatre. Located … Continued

Super Steel

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Our camera crew made several visits to the construction site over July and August, capturing the construction of the lattice of steel trusses and beams that form the skeleton of the main theatre space as they are spliced together by an … Continued

Your Say On The Centre

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Public drop in sessions hosted by the team transforming Chester’s Odeon into a world class cultural centre, took place last weekend. Over 300 people attended the events at the Town Hall, where they were able to find out more about the … Continued

Visitor Centre Now Open

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A visitor centre that will serve as an information hub for the project transforming Chester’s Odeon has opened.  The £37m cultural centre will house a world class library, café/bars, boutique cinema and state of the art theatre spaces. Located next … Continued

Latest Images of Project Revealed

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Over the last few weeks visitors to Northgate Street will have seen the erection of the external scaffolding to the 1930’s Odeon building. This scaffold is required not only to provide safe access for repointing works to the brick exterior, … Continued

Half a Mile of Steel For Theatre’s Auditorium

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1500 tonnes of concrete and half a mile of steel weighing 225 tonnes, has been installed at the new cultural centre, currently under construction. The steel which can be seen rising above the hoarding is for the new auditorium box … Continued

Read All About It!

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Everyone is now able to keep up to date on all the exciting development and programme news surrounding the new cultural centre by reading a quarterly update below, available here – or you can collect a copy from shops, libraries, cafes, galleries and … Continued

Keeping the City Moving

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The construction of the new cultural centre is an important project for the City and the Borough and will contribute £16.9M a year to the local economy. However, we are mindful of the interim effect the construction works may have … Continued

Timelapse of Tower Crane Installation

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Recently a 55m tower crane was erected at the RE:NEW site, it was heralded as a major mile stone in the project. The crane will manoeuvre all of the metal works across the site.

Ghosts of the Odeon

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Chester based film production company Chat Noir, were commissioned to create a film that celebrates the years of movie history in Chester’s Odeon, which opened in 1936. This week nears the end of the interior ‘rip out’ of the cinema, … Continued

Open Doors Weekend A Success in Chester

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Open Doors weekend is a national project involving members of the UK’s Contractor’s Group (UKCG). It gives members of the public a unique opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at major construction sites across the country and the … Continued

Latest Images of Construction

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The demolition of the Odeon’s interior is well under way, preparing for the space to accommodate the brand new library, cinema and cafe that will be housed there.The gallery below gives a flavour of what’s happening behind the hoardings…

Meet the Build Team

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We’ve produced another film documenting the RE:NEW project, here can you find out more about the team behind the build  

MBNA Announces Support for Chester’s New Cultural Centre  

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MBNA has announced a significant investment in Chester’s iconic, new Cultural Centre. This capital project, funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council with support from Arts Council England, is the largest cultural development under construction outside London. The centre – housed … Continued

Open Doors Weekend – Great Success

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Open Doors weekend took place over the weekend 6th – 7th March 2015. During the weekend, leading construction groups all over the country opened some of their most interesting sites for the public to come and take a look round, … Continued

The Start of Something Big

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The Diggers Are In! Demolition has begun, the west wall of the Odeon was brought down earlier this month ready to make way for the brand new cultural centre to connect to the beloved 1930s Odeon building. It’s The Start … Continued

Artefacts Dating Back to Bronze Age Discovered at Site

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Artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age have been unearthed during an archaeological dig at the site of Chester’s brand new cultural centre. Construction of Chester’s major new cultural centre is under way, before any building work could commence archaeologists … Continued

Work to start early for Chester’s new cultural centre

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Work on Chester’s £37m theatre and culture centre will start months ahead of schedule. The long-awaited announcement from Cllr Stuart Parker, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s culture and economy chief, is part of ambitious plans to regenerate Chester’s city centre. … Continued

Planning application unanimously backed by councillors

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We’re delighted to announce that the first major step in the RE:NEW project has been given the green light. On 18th September, councillors unanimously approved plans for the £37.05m cultural centre, featuring a new theatre, library, 100-seat cinema, cafe and offices, based around … Continued