A major urban masterplan and cultural quarter for the historic city centre of Gloucester, focused on the conservation and creative re-use of the 13th century Blackfriars Priory.
We are leading the design team for this project which is widely regarded as the critical project within Gloucester Heritage URC’s major plans to redevelop the city. The site contains more than 90 listed buildings, of which six are Grade 1 listed, and six scheduled ancient monument sites.
Our design approach is informed by our own Conservation Plans for the 13th century Blackfriars Priory range, a scheduled ancient monument owned by English Heritage, and the Grade 1 listed Fleece Hotel buildings, which are both historically significant and sensitive urban blocks within the masterplan area.
The Blackfriars scheme will create a vibrant new city quarter for the historic centre of Gloucester and re-integrate these important buildings with the city's urban fabric. As part of the project we working in partnership with SWRDA, Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company, Gloucester City Council and English Heritage.
Greater Blackfriars Masterplan, Gloucester
Client: South West Regional Development Agency
Completion: October 2012