The South West Gloucester: A Flourishing, Modern, Ambitious City

residential provision, is a City Council led project, but will only be made possible through the commitment of various key partners to Gloucester’s long-term future.

Creating a strong skills base that is responsive to business requirements, adequate and high quality housing provision, accessibility to key infrastructure, strong transport links, and an exciting recreational leisure offer, are all separate objectives that we will continue to deliver on to make the Gloucester offer ever more lucrative.

Over the last five years, Gloucester has experienced a modern renaissance; achieved through an ambitious and forward-thinking approach to the regeneration of long-term historic assets. These developments have built up the perception that Gloucester is an attractive place to live in, work in, and invest in; and the hard work of a number of key partners, developers and stakeholders has served to underpin the realisation of this plan across the City.

The ongoing delivery of this regeneration portfolio will see the continued creation of conditions for growth, necessary to developing a City that offers a complete package for businesses and residents alike. One example of a successfully delivered project is the Gloucester Transport Hub, a £10m state-of- the-art bus exchange that has driven a renewed appetite for inward investment in the City. We are committed to this type of development, and want to engage investors who can subscribe to a cooperative vision. For example, the future development of the King’s Quarter project, a mixed use scheme with office and

Bruton Knowles Gloucester Office Latest Deals Done

Dorian Wragg, Partner at Bruton Knowles Gloucester office and Commercial and Property Expert looks at the results from the start of the year, and the mix of plans and developments for the local area, including much needed office space.

Despite all the controversy and conjecture surrounding Brexit, it’s been a successful start to the year for Bruton Knowles Gloucester office. The property consultancy kicked off the year with the completion of the acquisition of 32,000 square feet of ground floor office space at 800 Aztec West, Bristol, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. With office space in high demand in the area, the agency has successfully helped to provide the facilities required for the Government body.

Over in Stroud, on behalf of the District Council, Bruton Knowles sold a former local authority 1970s style sheltered housing scheme, consisting of some 33 flats with storage, for alternative use. If re-developed the new homes will make a huge contribution to the area, which is currently experiencing a housing crisis.

At Shadwell Quarry, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, Bruton Knowles has secured planning permission to transform the abandoned quarry into a new leisure


destination including the construction of 53 new holiday chalets. Whilst some unique features of the site will be retained, including fantastic views of the nearby windmill, established woodland and plants and access roads, there will also be new additions, including a reception building. The lake, that formed in the quarry after it was shut down, will feature a diver’s platform and teaching area.

In Cheltenham Town Centre, the team has secured planning permission for a new apartment scheme. The current building, which sits at the back of the John Lewis & Partners store, is being demolished to make way for a four-storey block of flats, comprising 10 new apartments. The new build is being welcomed by the local community, bringing much needed regeneration and residential options to the area.

On Tewkesbury Road, Bruton Knowles has confirmed planning permission for the development of land at Yew Tree Farm. With outline planning permission, 27 homes will be created, along with areas of public open space.

A sustainable drainage system, pumping station and play area are also part of the plans.

A great year for workplace design and build firm based in Bath

The past year has been Interaction’s most successful year to date. Thanks to ongoing success and an influx of new team members, passion and creativity, the past 12 months have taken the team all over the UK. For example, earlier this year, inspirational new workplaces were created for Thrings in London, The Rethink Group in Birmingham and Lookers in Manchester. Generally, the team’s focus of work is still heavily based in Bath and the surrounding areas, where notable projects have included new head offices for: Wild & Wolf, Rocketmakers, LoveHoney, Handelsbanken, MoveGB and Funko. Other project highlights in The South West include: SunLife, TLT, Runway East, NEX and The PG Group.

Significant projects that are currently on site include: Amdaris’ new Bristol workplace at the recently refurbished

‘Aurora’ development, Frome Business Park for DNA, and Bugsnag – a fast-growing tech firm whose workplace will help to nurture their development.

It’s been a great year for the Bath-based workplace design and build team – and 2019 is already shaping up to be so too!


We will continue to work hard to meet the needs and demands of both our existing businesses, and those looking to make Gloucester their new home. Come and find out why we believe Gloucester is one of the most promising opportunities for new property investment.

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