Working with local people and partners, the Cathedral Quarter project is breathing new life into Westgate Street which is rich in heritage and full of potential, making it more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

High Street Heritage Action Zones are a national heritage-led regeneration initiative by Historic England.

Street Scene

Our project includes:

  • Making Open Spaces More Attractive
  • Using Open Spaces For Activities
  • Using Open Spaces For Events

Events & Activities

Our events programme includes:

  • Arts & Cultural Events
  • Heritage Awareness Events
  • Workshops for Professionals

Westgate Stories

Do you remember the old Westgate?

  • Share Your Memories With Us
  • Did You Know?
  • Where Was It?

Education

Our education programme includes:

  • Gloucester Through The Ages
  • Be A Building Detective
  • Architectural Trail

Street Scene

Our project includes:

  • Making Open Spaces More Attractive
  • Using Open Spaces For Activities
  • Using Open Spaces For Events

Events & Activities

Our events programme includes:

  • Arts & Cultural Events
  • Heritage Awareness Events
  • Workshops for Professionals

Westgate Stories

Do you remember the old Westgate?

  • Share Your Memories With Us
  • Did You Know?
  • Where Was It?

Education

Our education programme includes:

  • Gloucester Through The Ages
  • Be A Building Detective
  • Architectural Trail

GRANTS TO PROPERTY OWNERS

Re-use of empty space, Restoring lost features, Plan of the zone.

Our Projects

29 Westgate Street

29 Westgate Street

How the funding will be used Cathedral Quarter funding has been agreed to help install a new shopfront on 29 Westgate Street, drawing on Art Deco-style features in the upper windows to inform a period-appropriate design. Before...

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88 Westgate Street

88 Westgate Street

How the funding is being used Sitting on the corner of Westgate Street and Three Cocks Lane, No 88 occupies a prominent location in Gloucester city centre but represents a 'gap site' in the Cathedral Quarter streetscape. With...

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The Folk of Gloucester

The Folk of Gloucester

How the funding is being used   The buildings at 99-103 Westgate Street house the Folk of Gloucester (formerly the Folk Museum). Cathedral Quarter funding is being used to increase accessibility in this community space and...

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Where to shop and eat

Whether you’ve been here before or are just visiting today, everything that Westgate Street has to offer is set out for you in this quick guide

Keep Up To Date

4 days ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
The west gate and Westgate Bridge of the City of Gloucester, drawn by Hugh O’Neill around the turn of the nineteenth century. The picturesque ruins of the old city gate – set against the River Severn in front and the Cathedral behind – was a favoured subject of romantic-era artists of the eighteenth century. This drawing is now kept in the British Museum.#gloucester #watercolour #hshaz #gloucesterhistory #britishmuseum ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Tavern tokens from lost pubs of Westgate. In the nineteenth century, pub landlords would issue brass tokens like these instead of cash as change or would sell them to patrons – supposedly to make buying drinks at the bar easier. The story goes that tokens might get lost or forgotten after a couple of pints and – costing less than the price of a drink to produce – leave the landlord in profit without having sold anything! These three tokens come from now lost pubs of Westgate: the Bridge Inn, which stood by the old Westgate Bridge over the River Severn; the Bull Inn, which stood in what is now Bull Lane and gave its name to the alley; and the Booth Hall Hotel, which stood on the south side of Westgate on the site of the 1960s Shire Hall extension. All three are now in the British Museum – whether they were ever redeemed for a drink, who knows?#gloucester #gloucesterhistory #westgategloucester #lostpubs ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
The scaffolding has come down at the Folk of Gloucester and… what a transformation! Cathedral Quarter funding has been used to repair and restore the historic timber-framed façade of this row of Tudor buildings, bringing back heritage colours in the lime render. Drop by and see the full thing for yourself!#gloucester #heritage #hshaz #cathedralquartergloucester #restoration ... See MoreSee Less
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