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VIDEO: Tour of Whitefriars apartments in Gloucester city centre, part of £107m Forum development

Punchline has been given an exclusive tour of Whitefriars, Gloucester city centre's newest residential address.

The development by Reef Group, in partnership with Gloucester City Council, is part of Phase One of the £107m project to transform the city's former King's Quarter area into The Forum, creating a new digital quarter in the heart of Gloucester.

Constructed by Gloucester-based E G Carter & Co Ltd, Whitefriars offers 19 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Designed to the highest design and energy performance standards, Whitefriars' interior design specification includes handle-less kitchens with Neff & Bosch appliances and bathrooms with walk-in showers and Amtico floors.

Whitefriars also features a rooftop garden for residents with stunning views of Gloucester Cathedral.

Punchline editor Mark Owen was given a tour of Whitefriars by David Oakhill, head of place at Gloucester City Council, who said: "This is the first phase of a number of residential buildings that are going to happen in this area. We've got a really good local contractor, E G Carter, who have done a good job and everybody's happy about it.

"It's city centre home living but we also want this to be a quality place to live. Prices start at £200,000 up to the early £300,000s.

"They went on the market just before Christmas and we've had a really good level of activity so far and are very close to closing some deals."

Whitefriars overlooks The Forum development, being developed by Kier, which is due to be finished in the summer of 2024.

"I'm really happy with the progress," added David. "When this is finished this will be a top quality mixed-use development right in the heart of the city.

"We've got a new university building coming with 4,500 new students, 1,000 new jobs coming here and a brand new four-star hotel coming into the city centre. We're really excited about it."

Whitefriars is accompanied by a retail space, occupied by Tesco Express.

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