This development was acquired in early 2017 and is located in Tuffley, a predominantly residential suburb located on the outskirts of Gloucester adjoining the open countryside of the Cotswolds. The site has planning permission for demolition of the modern parts of the former school building, the construction of a number of new houses and conversion of the part of the school building to be retained into residential use.
The site is located conveniently for a number of schools, including a Tuffley Primary School, whose fields adjoin the site, St Peters High School, which is located on the other side of the road from the site and Wynstones School, a Steiner Waldorf school, which is within walking distance. It is also close to the open spaces of Robinswood Hill, leisure facilities such as Gloucester Golf Course and Gloucester’s outdoor dry ski slope and is conveniently located for access to the M5.
The presence of a number of mature trees located on the site means that the site will be very aesthetically attractive once the development is complete. The new houses to be constructed on the site have and attractive modern design which is sympathetic and complementary to the more traditional style of the existing school building.
We undertook demolition of most of the the existing redundant buildings on site in November/December 2017. We expect to be in a position to commence construction of our our first phase of houses on site before the end of the second quarter of 2018. This means that the first houses are likely to be completed and available for occupation by late 2018. We will be working to tune the planning permission on the remaining phases of development while construction is underway.