“We want to get on with it” – that’s the message from Rokeby Merchant, developers of Bakers Quay in Gloucester.

The first phase of the development – the Provender apartments, Premier Inn hotel, Beefeater restaurant and Costa Coffee  – was completed in Summer 2018, but Downings Malthouse and the Malthouse Extension, (the second phase adjacent heritage buildings) are still derelict after 20 years of standing empty, with limited time to save them.

Planning permission exists for the buildings to be converted to apartments and new commercial units created, but the commercial viability of the undeveloped phases is still challenging – especially in light of the Coronavirus crisis.

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