All clear for builder’s merchant marks completion of Kingsway Business Park Gloucester

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Developer Robert Hitchins is due to start on site with the construction of a purpose-built builder’s merchant’s after Gloucester City Council gave the scheme the green-light.

Planning permission was granted for a 20,000 sq ft facility on the 1.6-acre site at the Kingsway Business Park in Newhaven Road.

The two-storey building will be ready to occupy next autumn and will be used for storage, distribution of building materials with a sales showroom open to both the public and trade customers.

The development also includes a yard, loading area, landscaping and customer parking for 22 vehicles.

The announcement marks the completion of the Kingsway Business Park which forms part of a major mixed-use scheme on the site of the former 340-acre RAF Quedgeley.

It also follows the recent opening of a Lidl store, B&M Home Store with Garden Centre and a PureGym on a neighbouring three-acre site at Kingsway, all developed by Robert Hitchins Ltd.

Michael Plimmer, Senior Development Manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd, said: “We’re very pleased to get planning permission for this development which will complement the existing line of occupiers and facilities at Kingsway.

“It’s certainly a good news story as it is another employment-generating use, developed on brownfield land, and a fitting way to finish off the Kingsway scheme, creating local jobs and boosting the local economy.”

The original masterplan for the former airbase included 3,300 homes, a 40-acre employment site, community and leisure facilities, retail, sports area and primary school.

Robert Hitchins, based at Boddington, Gloucestershire, is one of the leading property developers and investors in the South West and South Wales. It deals with the full development process from site acquisition and planning through to development and investment.