New images have been released showing the proposed plans for King’s Square in Gloucester. Alongside its previously announced space for cultural activities and live performances, there will also be a defined hub for businesses and start-ups.
The plans have been submitted to planning teams and if successful, will see a number of old buildings in the city centre demolished to make way for more modern developments, including 150 homes, 40,000 square feet of office space and a new multi-storey car park.
The transformation of the area is part of the King’s Quarter redevelopment project, which will also see the renovation of the area’s shopping centre, King’s Walk Gloucester. For more information, check out our hot list, 8 signs that Gloucester is on the up.
Councillor Paul James is leader of Gloucester City Council, and said: ‘Kings Square is the city centre’s largest public open space and will become a focal point for businesses, residents and visitors.
‘This application demonstrates the scale and scope of our proposed transformation of this part of Gloucester city centre. I am confident that new homes and commercial opportunities coupled with a completely new look for the Square will encourage the people of Gloucester to spend time in the city centre and make it a destination for people to visit and invest in.’
The King’s Quarter plans include a new hotel, a multi-storey car park, 156 new homes, new landscaping and redevelopment of public spaces, a refurbishment of King’s House to provide a new creative hub and food hall and new leisure and office space.
Councillor Paul James continued: ‘These plans are about so much more than new buildings. They are about creating a new space which provides something for everyone, whether that’s as a leisure destination, a place to work or a cultural hub. I’m pleased to see these ideas start to become a reality.’
For more information call Gloucester City Council on (01452) 396396.