Little Roodee Arrival Building, Chester

One of Chester’s landmark sites, sitting between the Castle Keep and Harrison’s bridge, the Little Roodee is an important open space.

The new building has been sited to enhance the townscape of the area and limit visual disruption to the setting of the Castle when viewed from Grosvenor Bridge.

Insall’s design creates a simple vaulted foyer space under a sedum-planted roof between pavilions.

The vault is fully glazed to the Little Roodee forming a welcoming arch for the approaching coaches and visitors creating the opportunity to accommodate a commercial café operation and visitor facilities.

Chester City Council

Jane Martindale DIA Jane Martindale