Works have taken place throughout Chester city centre to refurbish heritage signage in the centre of its historic core.

Following on from Chester Renaissance’s ‘We Love Chester’ project, tired and dull heritage road signs have been refurbished to a high standard and now include Chester’s Coat of Arms in gold leaf.

The project also helps draw visitors’ eyes up to the Medieval Rows by refurbishing hanging entrance signs by the Cross and repainting walls at the entrance on Northgate Street and the Godstall Lane passageway.

Chester Renaissance board member, Roger Croston said: “Chester Renaissance is currently working with Cheshire West and Chester Council to implement the One City Plan – creating a reinvigorated city centre and making Chester a distinctive and desirable place in which to live, invest, do business, visit and study.

“Improving signage around the city centre and ensuring that visitors find and explore our ‘hidden treasures’ like the Rows and Godstall Lane was vital and I’m really pleased to see it completed to such a high standard.”

Local member, Councillor Samantha Dixon, said: “Improvements to signage throughout the city centre is vital for visitors, residents and for businesses.

“The city’s different historic areas are now clearly defined and the main streets are easily distinguishable – with a traditional heritage design of sign appropriate for a city as steeped in history as ours.”