Rokeby has recommenced work on its Premier Inn hotel site at 78 West Street. Originally started on 9th March 2020 works had to suspended because of lockdown. The enabling works
package, let to Southern Demolition, we are delighted to announce has now restarted. This will include stripping out the building and demolition of the upper floors.

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Merchant Anglo have this week submitted a new planning application for their next phase at Merchant Park. To be called Station Place, the £4.8 million scheme will provide 50,333 sq ft in 10 new starter units, in sizes from 3,000 sq ft.

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Developer Rokeby Merchant has released its first images of the new residential block it is proposing to construct in the next phase of its Bakers Quay site in Gloucester. 

The proposed building would go on the site of the recently demolished concrete silo within the Downings element of Bakers Quay. 

Director Adrian Goodall advised, “Downings benefits from an existing consent to construct 42 apartments and 18,000 ft.2 of A3 restaurant accommodation. 

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Developers behind the Bakers Quay regeneration scheme in Gloucester have set out their plans for restoration of historic buildings in the next phase of the development.

Phase one of the scheme – 47 apartments and two commercial units in the new Provender building, a 104-bed Premier Inn hotel, a drive thru Costa Coffee outlet and a Beefeater restaurant in a restored Engine House – was completed in Summer 2018. Now the attention of developers Rokeby Merchant will turn to the historic Downings Malthouse on the site, with plans for new apartments and commercial units in the converted buildings and a new-build block alongside them.

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“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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