Planning Permission was granted for a new four-storey townhouse for a private owner, believed to be the first new dwelling to be permitted within the city walls in living memory.

Located within the conservation area on historic Black Friars, it is next to a Grade II listed terrace of Georgian townhouses and immediately behind the Grade II listed home of the famous 18th century Chester architect, Thomas Harrison.

The contemporary design for this unusual site is both sensitive to the historic context and repairs a portion of urban fabric that was damaged in the 20th century.