An image of the completed Tanners Hall building

Historic City Ruins Preserved in New City Centre Flats

An image of the completed new building

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) is pleased to announce the completion of 24 brand new affordable rent flats at the historic Tanners Hall site on the corner of Worcester Street and Gouda Way. 

The historic building, built by Cape Homes, sensitively incorporates surviving remains of a 13th Century medieval town house used by the Company of Tanners, one of the oldest craft organisations in the city. The preserved walls have been cleverly incorporated into the ground floor and accentuated by light from the windows above has resulted in a truly unique and impressive lobby. 

Asif Bhatti, Chair of the GCH Board said “We are delighted with the quality of this development which already adds to our portfolio of new homes and high quality design standards. The 24 one and two bed flats have been built to a high specification and feature large windows, with many overlooking some of Gloucester’s best known landmarks including Kingsholm Stadium and Gloucester Cathedral.” 

City Councillor Andrew Gravells, Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy at Gloucester City Council said “This is a wonderful collaboration between all parties, that brings the historic Tanners Hall back into use to meet the housing needs of the city. It will be a great start in a new home for some of our residents, who now have a new and warm place to call their own home.  I am proud that this development helps them and has been built to high quality standards. The City Council is pleased that there is now a new and important use for the Tanners Hall in terms of providing much needed affordable housing.” 

Robert Panou, Head of Assets & Development at GCH said “The new homes at Tanners Hall mark the 258th new home built by Gloucester City Homes since 2015, a great achievement for the City. GCH has also started work on a further 200 new homes, including 37 homeless accommodation units funded by the first Government Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP) grant. Our tenants are looking forward to moving in from Thursday 21st January.” 

Mark Holland, Director of Cape Homes who delivered the scheme added “This collaboration between GCH, Gloucester City Council and Cape Homes is a magnificent example of a partnership has formed to create much needed and well-designed affordable housing for the residents of Gloucester.” 

Finally, the City MP Richard Graham added “The Tanners Hall is impressive regeneration on a derelict site on an important crossroads, sensitive to heritage and delivering high-quality new social housing in Gloucester’s city centre. Congratulations to GCH and their partners.” 

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An Image of Tanners Hall's original walls and how they are incorporated in to the new building
Inside the entrance hall