CHESTER'S Northgate has received praise from the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), completing a successful week for the development.

As the Standard reported on Wednesday (October 11) the city's new market has been declared the best new market in the country by the Market Industry Awards, however the Northgate development has now been highly commended in the Cultural and Leisure Project of the Year category by the BCIA.

The project was celebrated alongside other notable developments including the Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Northern Ireland and the redevelopment of the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Chester Northgate said via Twitter: "Northgate has been highly commended in the British Construction Industry Awards for best Cultural and Leisure project of the year - hot on the heels of the new market winning a prestigious Market Industry Award this week too."

Work began on the landmark Chester project in July 2020.

Tenants include cafés, bars and restaurants including Cosy Club, North Light and Zizzi with Turtle Bay expected to join soon.This is alongside the 36,000 sq ft new Chester Market.

A six-screen Picturehouse cinema - equipped with a café and bar - is set to officially open this autumn.