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Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, Chester was granted city status in 1541. Chester's main industries are now the service industries comprising tourism, retail, public administration and financial services. Many domestic and international tourists visit to view the city's landmarks and heritage with a complimentary benefit to hotels and restaurants.
Chester serviced offices are perfectly located due to Chester's central location, availability of staff and vast amount of local amenities.
Chester has a relatively large financial sector including Bank of America, formerly MBNA Europe, NFU Mutual, HBOS plc and M&S Money. The price comparison website moneysupermarket.com is based over the Welsh border in Ewloe. Chester has its own university, the University of Chester, and a major hospital, the Countess of Chester Hospital, named after Diana, Princess of Wales and Countess of Chester. Just over the Welsh border to the west, Broughton is home to a large Airbus UK factory (formerly British Aerospace), employing around 6,000 staff, where the wings of the Airbus aeroplanes are manufactured and there are food processing plants to the north and west. The Iceland frozen food company is based in nearby Deeside.
From beautifully refurbished Georgian buildings to farm conversions offering offices and work units, tenants with serviced offices in Chester are within easy reach of the motorway network and Liverpool airport which is just 25 minutes away.
Tenants with access to serviced offices in Chester have some of the best transport links. The city is a hub for major roads, including the M53 motorway towards the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool and the M56 motorway towards Manchester. The A55 road runs along the North Wales coast to Holyhead and the A483 links the city to nearby Wrexham and Swansea to the far south.
Airport Code: MAN
Distance from Chester, Cheshire: 34 miles (55km)
Chester General, which opened in 1848, was designed with an Italianate frontage. The present station has manned ticket offices and barriers, waiting rooms, toilets, shops and a pedestrian bridge with lifts.
Normal scheduled departures from Chester Station are: multiple services on the North Wales Coast Line; Virgin Trains to London Euston via Crewe; Arriva Trains Wales to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay and Cardiff Central/Birmingham New Street via Wrexham General; Northern Rail to Manchester Piccadilly via Northwich; Merseyrail to Liverpool on the Wirral Line.
Serviced offices in Chester are currently served by First Group and Arriva, there are plans to build a new bus exchange in the city as well as a new coach station.