Over the last 12 months, as part of the Cathedral Quarter project, Gloucester City Council has been working with urban design consultants McGregor Coxall to consider and propose improvements to the public realm in Westgate Street. This includes ways of making the heritage and history of the street more prominent, and also proposals for seating and planting, creating a welcoming space for people to meet and relax, enjoying small events in a more natural, green environment. The plants will take a step towards addressing climate change and reduce the impact of vehicles. The proposals aim to celebrate the area’s history whilst encouraging more visitors to the area increasing spend in shops and businesses.
Initial consultation took place last spring and a temporary parklet was placed on the Street in August 2022 to draw attention to the work being planned.
The final ‘concept designs’ for public realm improvements have just been produced. Cathedral Quarter staff will be visiting each business premises on Westgate Street in the week beginning 6th March to make them aware of these final concepts and receive any feedback before they are confirmed.
The final concept design can be found here.
The plans will also be on display in the Cathedral Quarter shop at no 21 Westgate Street on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am – 4.00pm 8th / 9th March and 15th / 16th March, if you would like a longer chat with the Cathedral Quarter staff, or if you prefer to spend more time looking at the proposals in detail.
Any queries or requests for individual meetings can be sent to