Full steam ahead for Bakers Quay transformation

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Jun 27,2017 BakersAdmin 0 comments

Bakers Quay transformation

Bakers Quay is fast becoming unrecognisable from what it has looked like for the last 20 years.

Developers Rokeby Merchant Developments (Gloucester) Limited are moving full steam ahead with the building of a Premier Inn and 47 flats as part of a major £141m regeneration of the dilapidated land.

It has been an eyesore for around two decades and a magnet for vagrants and arsonists but the quay is already starting to look very different.

Builders are busy putting up the shell of the two buildings, with the flats to be housed inside the recreated Provender Mill which was destroyed in an arson attack in 2015.

In addition, a Costa Drive Thru, Brewers Fayre and three more restaurants are planned for the waterfront site.

Gloucester City Council leader, councillor Paul James, said he was given a briefing on the progress of the construction today.

“It is great to see the changes taking place there,” he said.

“Everything seems to be moving along well with the building of the hotel and the flats.

It is nice to see the future overhang of the tow path being built which was quite iconic in the old building.

We can now get a good idea of what it will look like when it is complete.”

The flats are being marketed by estate agents Naylor Powell, with a number already sold.


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