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Major flats development planned for former nightclub site

More than 100 new studio apartments could be built on the site of two former Gloucestershire nightclubs.

The proposal is to redevelop the former King of Clubs and Minx nightclubs at 12-16 Quay Street, Gloucester, which have been vacant for some time and are in a deteriorating state of repair.

The plan is to demolish the existing buildings and provide much needed student accommodation with 115 studio units, a warden unit, student communal areas with ground floor internal alterations to 109 Westgate Street which is included in the site ownership.

The scheme has been submitted by Gloucester-based SF Planning Ltd on behalf of Westprop Real Estate Ltd to Gloucester City Council planners who will decide whether it can go-ahead.

In a statement submitted to the council SF Planning say: "The majority of the existing buildings on site have been vacant for some time and are showing signs of deterioration. They have also become a security risk.

"The site forms previously-developed land in the sustainable city centre of Gloucester. It is a site specifically identified and prioritised through the Housing Zones studies and the

Council's Regeneration Strategy as a key smaller regeneration site.

"Furthermore, No. 109 Westgate Street has been on the Heritage at Risk register for many years. The comprehensive regeneration of this site has clear benefits to the city and community in this regard and is in line with the Council's overarching strategy and policies."

The proposed new building will be three stories in height along the northern and much of east boundary. Along the Quay Street and Lower Quay Street frontages it will be up to four stories in height.

The building layout has been designed in a horseshoe arrangement allowing for a landscaped courtyard area in the centre. The new development will help release other accommodation in the city for family use.

Pictures show the site as it is now.

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