Work starts on £25 million Greyfriars site in Gloucester
WORK has started on the £25million Greyfriars development in the city centre.
Diggers and workmen could be seen today at the former Gloscat site in Brunswick Road.
The project by Linden Homes will see 254 new homes created.
Ian Spencer, owner of the Oasis Cafe in Southgate Street said: "There's about six workmen in high vis jackets there and big digger making lots of noise."It's excellent news for me.
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"Hopefully the building work will means lots of new customers for me and other traders.
"Then when the homes are built it will pull the centre of gravity of the city to this area."
Plans for the massive development were given the nod by Gloucester City Council in January despite grievances the number of affordable homes had been slashed from 64 to 32.
The huge scheme – which will see 2.4 hectares of land transformed – involves the demolition of the entire site, new homes, green space, an open area in front of the friary, a cafe, office space and a restaurant.
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