Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy SA09: Former Quayside House, Blackfriars

Ward / Postcode / GeoRef

Westgate / GL1 2TZ / E: 382781 N: 218659

Gross Site Area:

1.6 ha.


B1 Class offices, Combined GP Practice, Pharmacy, Residential (approximately 50 dwellings)

Description and overview

Brownfield site adjacent to Shire Hall. Formerly the site was the location of Gloucestershire County Council offices 'Quayside House' but this has been demolished and is used in part for staff parking. The site provides the opportunity for a higher density scheme to provide additional office accommodation to meet the operational needs of the County Council, as well as a Combined GP Practice to provide for local need and approximately 50 residential dwellings.

Site specific requirements and opportunities

Design and layout

  • Natural surveillance to key routes.
  • Improved pedestrian permeability through the site and connectivity with nearly bus stops.
  • Respect and respond to designated heritage assets of the former prison to the south.

Historic environment

  • Archaeological and built heritage assessments have been established and to some extent undertaken through the LDO (16/01510/LDO). It may be the case that further assessments are required, depending on the form of development proposed.


  • Green roofs/walls should be utilised on this site.
  • Creation of bat habitat and roosts as well as swift blocks and the provision for house martins.

Flood risk

  • A site-specific Flood Risk Assessment is required if any development located within Flood Zones 2 or 3 or is greater than one hectare. Other sources of flooding should also be considered.
  • Assessment and implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in accordance with general advice and site-specific recommendations in the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Level 2 (September 2019).