Gloucester Quays



The Gloucester Quays redevelopment was part of a wider redevelopment of the city of Gloucester. The Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company (GHURC) was set up by the local authority and South West Region Development Agency (SWRDA) to facilitate the development in 2004, having completed a masterplan for the regeneration of the docks in 2003. GHURC produced an Area Regeneration Framework in 2006 that outlined the 21 areas of previously developed land within seven key areas of the city that would be earmarked for redevelopment as part of a £1bn regeneration programme. This included Bakers Quay at Gloucester Docks that were to be redeveloped into a shopping area, with accommodation located above the shops. The scheme was delivered by a partnership of Peel Developments and British Waterways (now the Canal and River Trust), with Peel Developments responsible for running the shopping area as a designer clothes outlet (selling clothes at a discount) after it was developed. The development also included a new campus for the Gloucester College, a food superstore, a 90 bed hotel, office space, car parking and 1,000 dwellings.

District Map

Research Area, Gloucester Quays

District Details

The northern entrance to the shopping and leisure facilities incorporate the historic fabric of the docks.

The High Orchard Bridge was built by English Partnerships to provide access to Gloucester Quays from the north and west.

Gloucestershire College, built with government funding was designed to provide footfall to the area and free the existing campus in the city centre for regeneration.

The redevelopment provides a blend of historic and new buildings.

The final stages of regeneration are ongoing, with the historic buildings being converted to residential properties.

The housing phase of the development is due to commence in 2018 once the site has been decontaminated.

A plaque commemorating the Fielding and Platt Works that used to occupy the Gloucester Quays site.