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Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson Architects is seeking planning permission for its new headquarters for Chester City Council.

The 8,500m 2Gorse Stacks building, located just outside Chester's city walls, forms part of the £200 million Northgate development. It will bring together all the council's functions on a single site and provide a new landmark for the historic city.Plans include a meeting room on each floor and restaurant at street level.Patterned and coloured glass will be used to reflect the character of the city's historic buildings with contemporary materials.Construction is due to begin at the end of 2004.

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