Gloucester city regeneration post Covid-19

CGI of regeneration of King's Square, Gloucester - night (George King Architects)

As the UK government is beginning to relax the lock down post the Coronavirus outbreak, towns and cities authorities are wondering how to attract visitors and shoppers to spend time and much needed cash.

Gloucester City Council leadership sat down with Future Cities Forum this week to discuss the announcement of a new cabinet member for economic recovery and the investment planning for continued redevelopment of the city.

An £85 million redevelopment scheme is being planned for the King's Quarter in Gloucester for offices, a hotel. leisure and a car park, while £5 million from the council will go to regenerating King's Square creating an open air performance venue also to be used for markets and festivals. Reef is developing the King's Walk retail scheme. Gloucestershire LEP (Gfirst LEP) is also investing £4 million into the renovation of the railway station - wit