New life for old Gloucester office block?
PROPOSALS to turn an "uninspiring" office block into homes are being considered by planners.
Bruton House, described in a planning application for 37 flats as "an uninspiring office block which has seen
little change since construction", would be given a makeover if Gloucester CIty Council approves the plan.
Gloucester Civic Trust has told the council it backs the transformation but would like to see applicants Bruton House Trust go further.
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"This is a forlorn relic of the 1950s, which badly needs a new use, but the proposed façade is altogether too dull and grey," the trust commented.
Barry Leach, secretary of Gloucester City Centre Community Partnership, commented: "We support the bringing back into use this long empty building. The conversion to living space is important bringing people and activity into the city centre."
The building has been empty for five years and if the application is approved, it will allow the developer to install aluminium double glazed windows and grey rain screen cladding between the new window openings.