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Old September 12th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #601
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Landmark Fleece Hotel in Gloucester revamp plan

A landmark hotel in Gloucester is to receive a £350,000 facelift funded by its owner, Gloucester City Council.

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-14879222
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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #602
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Kings Square toilets have now started to be filled in. The old Pulp store has been demolished and the hole is now mostly gone. It will be turfed over as a temporary measure until the Kings Quarter actually starts up. Will take a while longer for the Golden Egg to go sadly
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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #603
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well it seems my gloucester cathedral thread elicited no replies so perhaps this is a better place.

one of the most masterful pieces of english medieval architecture
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Old September 18th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #604
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Thanks for the photos Gothic- they're stunning!
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #605
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New £60m leisure complex plan will transform Gloucester Quays

New £60m leisure complex plan will transform Gloucester Quays - Finally announced!!!


http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co....ail/story.html
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Old September 27th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #606
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Good news and great Photos ont this page - Thanks gothicform.
More news - the revised plans for the Greyfriars site have been submitted to the City Council by FCB on behalf of Linden Homes, so hopefully we might see some progress on site with demolition restarting.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #607
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it has been confirmed today that Tesco will be moving into the former Welsh Harp pub and opening an Express store. proof comes from this,

http://www.glcstrplnng11.co.uk/AWMWe...4049584216.PDF

Excellent news about the Quays today this will give the whole centre a massive boost, i for one can't wait! just think where we were 5 years ago and where we will be in 5 years time, Gloucester is moving forward..
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It is absolutely brilliant news about the Quays. Hopefully they can start sooner rather than later.

Less (much) excited about the Tesco Express plans. Tesco are getting very boring now.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #609
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More great news today for Gloucester!!!

Wagamama, Cafe Rouge and TGI Friday restaurant chains are to open at Gloucester Quays too!

CELEBRITY chef Gino D'Acampo is to open a restaurant in Gloucester Quays after falling in love with the city.

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co....ail/story.html

Note: Cafe Rouge and TGI Friday restaurants have been long standing rumours. It is inclear if any of the three chains will open up prior to the redevelopment but assume they are?!?

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Old September 30th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #610
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Application to demolish the office block at the back of Jacks Nightclub in Brunswick Road and convert the two townhouses to the front back into two townhouses, with private gardens.

Long overdue redevelopment of the site.

http://glcstrplnng12.co.uk/online-ap...=LRMH4VHMC0000
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 08:01 PM   #611
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Sorry bit wonky, but actual proof the thing is coming down.

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Old October 11th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #612
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My house adjoins GLOSCAT so I thought you may appreciate some demolition pics....


































Sorry about quality, done on iPhone. Hopefully they will have totally removed it by tomorrow and all that will be left is the crushing and removal of rubble.

Then onto the front building....
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #613
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I don't seem to have done that last post quite right and I will try to fix that...

In the meantime, this planning application has gone in to turn Currys.digital on Eastgate into a big £ store.

http://http://glcstrplnng12.co.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=externalDocuments&keyVal=LSWRS7HMC0000
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Can't decide how I feel about this. Better the store being used and providing jobs but another pound store- Gloucester needs to set it's sights higher than this surely.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #615
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Scaffolding down at Merchants Quay

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Old October 25th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #616
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Am back in my home-city for a few days and hopefully will be able to get some photos!

Gloucester Quays- Next are taking an extra unit alongside their current one.

Oneida and The White Company have moved inside next to Musto. Their units are being vacated for the Quayside Project.

The Quayside has new adverts up on the newly vacant units as well as promotion along Llanthony Road and by Southgate Street. This suggests to me that Peel are very serious about getting this off the ground ASAP.

Kings Square- Toilets and former Pulp store have all gone. Area has now been flattened and grass planted with a small wall around it. Looks SO much better and it's nice to have the square fully opened up now. Seems much bigger. Around the corner Tesco Express at the bus station is fully open and looks smart. Might draw some trade away from Sainsburys on Northgate Street unless they do their long awaited refurb.

Northgate Street- Former Kwik Save has hoarding around it but little sign of activity still. This project really needs to get going. That end of town is very depressing now.

Gloucester Docks- Planning has gone in to covert former Antique Centre/Arts and Craft Centre to apartments with retail in the bottom. Cant see this not being approved given the precedent at other warehouses.

As shown in the photo above by oldspot, Merchants Warehouse is really looking smart. I like how it fits so well with the brickwork of the other units while standing out in it's own right. Crest Nicholson have done a good job here.

Southgate Street- Language Immersion Centre is coming on now. Brickwork on the front is pretty much complete. Hard to tell how far it is from being complete but surely cant be long.

Eastgate Street- former Currys unit is all boarded off and Poundworld should be open in the next few weeks looking at how fast they are working. Not much happening in former Woolworths since the asbestos was ripped out. Am guessing we'll see more action from M&S on this after Christmas.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #617
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Thanks for the info Pharmj - just one thing, the scheme for the old Antique Centre already has Planning Permission so they can start almost immediately. Just conditions to satisfy. There is absolutely no parking provided for this project, Highways objected but it was still passed.

10/00894/REP | Conversion and refurbishment of building with retail/restaurant use(s) on ground floor, 26 no.residential units above and associated cycle and bin stores (renewal of planning permission ref: 07/00771/FUL). | Lock Warehouse Severn Road Gloucester GL1 2LE
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Small update-

Blue Inc are opening in Eastgate Shopping Centre where Raw used to be. They seem to be doing a lot of renovation in there and have knocked another unit into it as well.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #619
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MASSIVE plans to revive one of Gloucester's most run-down areas are set to be approved.

Plans to redevelop Greyfriars are up for recommended approval from city council planners.

It comes as the leader of the city council issued a rallying call – calling it the "single most important" scheme for bringing more people into Gloucester.

The huge scheme involves the demolition of the entire site, with 254 new homes, green space, an open area in front of the friary, a cafe, office space and a restaurant all in the pipeline, with 2.4 hectares of land being transformed.

A report set to go before the planning committee on Tuesday urges councillors to give it the nod, despite critical comments from Gloucester Civic Trust, which states it would be a "missed opportunity" to create a "landmark development" worthy of such a central location. A doctor's surgery, creche and community facility are also included in the scheme, which is pioneered by Linden Homes.

During a series of major consultations the views of more than 200 people were sought, with many backers giving their views. The report states: "This is a high quality development proposal."

It also says that it would improve the "built environment" and should be backed by the committee.

The project also has the approval of the city council's Conservative leadership.

Leader of the council Paul James, said: "I can understand the sensitivities around the development, but the latest drawings and details I have seen are an improvement on what we've seen before. This is the single most important development in bringing people into the city centre and all the benefits that will bring the day and night-time economies."

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company are also involved in the scheme.

The committee meeting starts at 6pm at North Warehouse.

from thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

Also the company that owns Liquid nightclub has gone into administration which would be a big blow for the night time economy in Gloucester.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #620
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Glad to see things are finally moving in Gloucester... it's been a complete dive for far too long. Hopefully it can be transformed into an important regional centre (though I think it has been and will continue to be hindered by its proximity to Cheltenham)
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