Invest

Working in partnership with Gloucester City Council’s Economic Development Service, Marketing Gloucester promotes the city’s investment oportunities. For more infomation contact eds@gloucester.gov.uk.

Regeneration

Over £700 million of public and private sector funding has been invested into the city since 2005 in support of Gloucester’s regeneration programme

1.    Gloucester Docks
One of the largest mixed-use waterside regeneration projects in the country; more than 200 residential apartments have been built overlooking the UK’s most inland port. Along with award-winning public realm improvements, a £60million restaurant and cinema complex is currently under construction as pedestrian footfall from the city centre continues to grow. The Docks have hosted events such as the Gloucester Quays Food Festival and the Victorian Christmas Market which attract upwards of 100,000 visitors.

2.    Greater Blackfriars
Greater Blackfriars will become a new cultural quarter and tourist attraction in the heart of the city centre. Blackfriars Priory has played host to varied range of cultural events from the Gloucester History Festival talks, guided tours to concerts and weddings. The nearby £5 million Language Immersion Centre opened in September 2012 and boasts state-of the-art audio and visual facilities for educational, corporate or cultural purposes.

3.    The Railway Triangle
Work is underway at this key regeneration project, transforming a previously derelict wasteland into a worthy gateway into Gloucester. A new Morrisons supermarket will underpin the redevelopment, along with a retail park, business park and sustainable housing projects.

4.    The King’s Quarter
Developers Stanhope recently signed contracts with Gloucester City Council to undertake construction of a new retail development with a continental-style piazza with a view to improving Gloucester’s retail performance and ranking. The project will incorporate the area around King’s Square and Gloucester Bus Station.

5.    Railway Corridor – Great Western Road

6.    The Canal Corridor
A string of residential development sites overlooking the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal to meet the growing need for affordable housing close to the city centre. Now served by improved transportation links with the completion of the South West By-pass.

7.    Greyfriars
Formerly the site of Gloucestershire College close to the ruins of the medieval Greyfriars monastery.  Linden Homes have proposed a sustainable housing project in the heart of the city centre, set alongside cafés, restaurants and community facilities. New public squares and open spaces, providing shoppers, tourists and residents alike with restful havens in the centre of the city.

 

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