New Burger King, pub and business park in Gloucester could create almost 300 jobs
By Matt Hall | 21st September 2020
A large vacant brownfield site in Gloucester has received planning approval to be transformed into a business park.
After being given the go-ahead by Gloucester City Council, the development on Eastern Avenue will see the construction of a drive-through Burger King, a 180 cover Marston's pub with 44 hotel rooms, a DIY store and six additional business units .
The land earmarked for the project is the former Interbrew site at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Metz Way, opposite Homebase and across the road from Screwfix.
Plans are to rename the 5.29 hectare site Access Park and the new businesses are expected to create 295 jobs.
Gloucester architectural practice Roberts Limbrick has designed the scheme on behalf of owners Paloma Capital.
A design and access statement reads: "Various building types and units are arranged to complement one another and create a sense of place for this scheme, whilst seeking to mitigate any potential disturbances or negative impacts on the wide mix of uses incorporated within this development.
"There is a clear strategy behind the arrangement of buildings on the site, with the employment uses located to the rear of the site, providing a buffer from the railway and screened by the more active buildings to the front of the site.
"The hotel/food and beverage uses have been arranged to make the most of the prominent location on the front corner of the site where they are afforded better amenity by the existing landscaping and are highly visible."
Proposals also include the creation of 389 car parking spaces, 29 disabled bays and 106 bike parking spaces.
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