A HISTORIC Chester city centre building looks as good as new following an extensive refurbishment.

The Grade II-listed property at 6-12 St Werburgh Street, which houses businesses White Stuff and Ecco Shoes, was in need of a spruce-up.

Now Legat Owen is pleased to report completion of extensive refurbishment and redecoration works have been completed.

Legat Owen building surveyor Jon Hardie project managed the works, which were undertaken by local company Frontier Joinery.

Jon said: β€œIt has been many years since this elevation had received any care and attention, it feels a real sense of achievement to bring this historic property back into the condition it deserves.

"The timber work on this building is extremely ornate and now looks fantastic. Thanks must also go to the tenants White Stuff and Ecco Shoes for their patience whilst the works were completed.”

The building was designed by John Douglas, one of the leading architects of Victorian Chester.

Constructed around 1895-97, it is a fine example of the black and white revival which Chester is renowned for and includes a detailed carving of Queen Victoria.