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Regeneration at Gloucester

Gloucester Docks is one of the seven major investment projects identified by the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company, and work is underway in the main docks area and the land to the south. This page highlights the main development areas and provides links to other pages giving more details.

Masterplan for Gloucester Docks 2003Main Docks Area
     Planners employed by the South West Regional Development Agency prepared a masterplan for the main docks area in 2003. This established a framework within which developers of individual sites could work out their detailed proposals. The plan indicated that many of the refurbished and new buildings should have shops, cafes or business units on the ground floor and residential accommodation above. Car parks should be sited around the periphery, leaving the central area traffic-free except for service vehicles. Public areas should have high quality surfacing, street furniture and visual arts features. For further information, see the following:

Residential Warehouses  West Quay Apartments  Barge Arm Apartments  Public Realm  Kimbrose Walk
Merchants Quay

Gloucester Quays
     Work is well under way on a 300 million redevelopment of the Bakers Quay, Llanthony and Monk Meadow areas to the south of the main docks. The plans, promoted by a partnership between Peel Developments and British Waterways, include a new bridge to carry St Ann Way over the canal, a designer outlet shopping centre, a new campus for the Gloucestershire College (formerly GLOSCAT), a food superstore, a 90-bed hotel, offices, business units, shops, car parking and 1000 homes. The management contractor for the scheme is Bovis Lend Lease. For further information, see the following:

Gloucester Quays Plans  Gloucestershire College  High Orchard Bridge  Outlet Centre Plans  Outlet Centre Progress  Sainsbury's Food Store  Restaurant Quarter   Cinema

Bakers Quay South
      The southern half of Bakers Quay, including the former Downings malthouses and Foster Bros Oil & Cake Mills, adjoins the main Gloucester Quays development area but is under separate ownership. Plans for redeveloping one of the malthouses were approved in 2010.

Monk Meadow Quay North
     Bloor Homes are building houses and apartments on land to the south of the Monk Meadow section of the Gloucester Quays project. The area was formerly occupied by timber yards and a timber pond. The northern section of the canal frontage retains its existing trees with an open space and children's play area behind. Houses are being built on the southern section of the canal frontage, which is the northern half of Monk Meadow Quay. (More details).

Monk Meadow Quay South
     Linden Homes are building 104 dwellings on the southern half of Monk Meadow Quay, formerly occupied by timber merchants Williams & Farmers and then Travis Perkins. The plans provide for lorry access to the quay so some trans-shipment will still be possible. Planning permission was granted on 6 Sep 2011 (App Ref 11/00564), and the first houses were under construction by November 2011.

Two Mile Cut
     A new section of canal has been formed two miles south of Gloucester in connection with the construction of Gloucester's South West Bypass. For further information, see the following:

Plans for 2m Cut   Excavating 2m Cut   Opening 2m Cut   Netheridge Bridge

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