GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
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.