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Gloucester Quays Plans

This page features the 2007 plans for the 300 million regeneration of the Bakers Quay, Llanthony and Monk Meadow areas to the south of Llanthony Bridge. The overall scheme is being promoted by a partnership between Peel Developments and British Waterways, and the management contractor is Bovis Lend Lease. The following links lead to pages reporting progress on particular parts of the scheme:

Gloucestershire College   High Orchard Bridge   Outlet Centre Plans   Outlet Centre Progress
Sainsbury's Food Store  Restaurant Quarter   Phase 2

Bakers Quay
     In the area behind Bakers Quay, the plans show a designer outlet shopping centre, a multi-storey car park, office and business units, cafes, restaurants, an hotel and some housing. The outlet centre will have a collection of shops offering large discounts on clothing and other specialist items that are last season's stock, end of line products, quality seconds or discontinued lines. (Outlet Centre progress, Restaurant Quarter)

     The area includes a number of large warehouses and industrial buildings, many of which are being retained and refurbished for the new uses.

     In the Llanthony area, the plans show the new Gloucestershire College, an open area around the remains of Llanthony Priory and a 90-bed hotel, housing and offices to the south. (Gloucestershire College)

     The final stage of Gloucester's Inner Relief Road crosses the canal by a bridge that most pleasure craft will be able to pass under and so will only need to be opened for the occasional larger vessel. (High Orchard Bridge progress)


Monk Meadow
     The plans show mainly housing around Monk Meadow Dock with a food superstore and large car park to the north. The housing will comprise a mix of sizes, styles and density, including so-called affordable housing. (Sainsbury's Food Store)


Planning Approval
     Outline plans for the Gloucester Quays development were approved by Gloucester City Council on 23 Nov 2004 and were reviewed at a public inquiry in Nov-Dec 2005. The plans were approved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 23 Jun 2006, subject to conditions. Site clearance work started in May 2007. For progress on specific aspects, see the links above.

Further Information
     For commercial information about the development, see the Gloucester Quays website.

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