C&A store, Chester

July 22, 2011 Filed under: 1970s, Retail by Sanna Fisher-Payne 2 comments

Placed 39th in the Placebook vote of favourite buildings by BDP
BDP provided a continuing planning and architectural consultancy for Chester City council from 1960 to 1975 and prepared a central area plan in 1964 plus a number of projects since. The C&A store on Foregate Street opened in 1970, winning a Civic Trust Award. It is nominated by Cyril Morris


An excellent example of a modern building which enhances the conservation area.

Changed to a Woolworths and now a Primark store, major changes to the facade have been resisted and it retains an honesty of design and materials which have stood the test of time.

Cyril Morris is a founder member of the Chester Civic Trust.