New images of Costco Gloucester revealed
By Laura Enfield | 3rd November 2023
New images of the proposed Costco in Gloucester have been unveiled as a part of a public consultation.
The 4.7 hectare site off Eastern Avenue was formerly home to Interbrew and was snapped up by the American retail giant earlier this year.
The derelict land has sat empty since 2017 and Costco now wants to fill it with a single story warehouse with a petrol station and 630 parking spaces on the site.
It is gathering public opinion on the development ahead of submitting a planning application to the council.
Earlier this week Punchline reported the company had overcome its first planning hurdle and could forge head with its masterplan.
The consultation document states it is “excited to find a site well-placed to serve Gloucester and the surrounding area.”
It said the multi-million pound development would “boost the local economy” by generating employment during the construction and when complete up to 260 direct jobs for local people.
The warehouse would sit on the western corner of the site and be open from 10am on weekdays, selling a wide range of food and non-food goods, mainly aimed at small and medium business owners.
The petrol station would sit on the northern corner and the proposal includes an improved traffic signal controlled junction between Chancel close and Easter Avenue.
The document added: “A Costco wholesale warehouse would complement commercial uses in the immediate area.”
On online exhibition and consultation is available at costco-consults.co.uk until November 16 at 5pm.
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