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Bakers Quay adapts plans after coronavirus changes

New images have been released for the proposed next phase of the Bakers Quay development in Gloucester.

Developer Rokeby Merchant has released the images for the proposed residential, which would fill the site of the recently demolished concrete silo within the Downings element of the site, between the Provender section of the site and Gloucester Quays.

And director Adrian Goodall said the plans have been adapted to reflect a changing commercial environment.

He said: "Downings benefits from an existing consent to construct 42 apartments and 18,000sq ft of A3 restaurant accommodation.

"Market conditions have changed and we are responding by introducing more residential accommodation and reducing the restaurant content.

"We are committed both to preserving as much of the heritage at Bakers Quay as possible and ensuring any new build is of high-quality design.

He continued: "We believe we achieved that in the first phase at Bakers Quay and are determined the new build at Downings has a wow factor."

The new block will provide an additional 30 new apartments with contemporary and heritage themed accommodation.

Mr Goodall said the design had been influenced by the coronavirus crisis and the changes it is likely to lead to in the way we live, promising the development would offer "affordable luxury".

Features will include work zones with dedicated power and broadband in each flat, secure underground car parking and electric vehicle charging.

A planning application for the new block should be lodged later this summer with Rokeby Merchant hoping to start on site early in 2021.

Phase one of Bakers Quay, which included the 104-bed Premier Inn hotel, a drive-through Costa Coffee outlet, Beefeater restaurant and 47 apartments in the Provender building was completed in summer 2018.

Spago creperie and F45 Gym opened in the two commercial units in Provender earlier this year.

Find out more about the Bakers Quay development at rokebydevelopments.co.uk or contact 01833 621116.

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