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Medieval ruins preserved in city centre development

An award-winning developer is working in partnership with Gloucester City Homes (GCH) to form 24 brand new affordable flats within Gloucester city centre.

The derelict site

Often referred to as an 'eyesore', the derelict site on the corner of Hare Lane and Gouda Way sits on the current medieval ruin of Tanners' Hall.

Cape Homes Ltd are leading the development, which will provide a mixture of one and two bed homes through affordable rent.

Hoardings have gone up on the site, with plans for the project to complete by Autumn 2020.

The new development will incorporate the historic ruins into the front entrance reception lobby, which will include the original stone wall structures.

Site plan of the development. Credit: Gloucester City Council PlanningThe site outlined in orange. Credit: Google Maps

The development will be of a high quality and the developer will work with conservation, planning and English Heritage officers to ensure that the historic integrity of this site is maintained as much as possible.

Robert Panou, head of development at GCH, said: "This is great news for local residents as the flats will provide high quality affordable housing which our city is in such desperate need of.

"I have lived in Gloucester all my life and can always remember the ruins wrapped in rusty scaffolding. I am proud to be involved in their restoration."

Mark Holland, managing director of Cape Homes, said: "We are pleased and proud to be working alongside Gloucester City Homes on such an important, prominent and prestigious project within the city centre, providing homes for the future."

Punchline says: It's great to see another derelict, brownfield site within the city centre being turned into much needed affordable housing. Incorporating the ruins of Tanners' Hall into the development will ensure the sites history is preserved for decades to come.

For more information on Cape Homes visit www.capehomes.co.uk.

Credit: Gloucester City Council Planning

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