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.

City Centre Conservation Area Appraisal

 

Cathedral Quarter has undertaken an appraisal of Gloucester’s City Centre Conservation Area.
Find out more and let us know what you think by clicking the link below.

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

SHOPFRONT SCHEME

Grants to property owners for minor repairs and reinstating traditional fascia signage

Our Projects

41 Westgate Street

How the funding is being used 39 and 41 Westgate Street are early timber framed buildings, dating from the middle of the 16thC which may originally have been built as one property. 39 was extended upwards in the early 1800s....

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29 Westgate Street

29 Westgate Street

How the funding was used Cathedral Quarter funding has helped 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 and afters

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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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New Interpretive brass plaques being installed this week as part of our Cathedral Quarter street scene improvements. Looking good!#HistoricHighStreets #HistoricEngland #gloucestercitycouncil #gloucesterbid ... See MoreSee Less
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The shop fascia we had a sneak preview of last year with its 1950s lettering still intact is finally revealed!! We are replicating this style of shop front on the unit next to it. All part of Misters cafe which will look amazing when completed. #HistoricHighStreets #HistoricEngland #gloucestercitycouncil #gloucesterbid ... See MoreSee Less
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In ‘A Christmas Carol,’ miserly merchant Ebenezer Scrooge hoards his personal wealth while underpaying his staff, disparaging charity, and saying ‘Bah! Humbug!’ to Christmas. But did you know Dickens may have based the character on a real-life Gloucester banker who lived and worked in Westgate Street? Jemmy Wood owned the Gloucester Old Bank at 22 Westgate Street and was known as the ‘Gloucester Miser.’ His £900,000 fortune would be worth many tens of millions today, but Wood was said to wear the same clothes all year round, walk everywhere rather than pay the cost of a carriage, and collect bits of coal that fell off the boats in Gloucester Docks to save buying his own. It’s hard to say how much of this is true, but his name is conspicuously absent from records of city benefactors at the time despite his personal fortune and prominent roles as sheriff and alderman. Bah Humbug indeed!#lovegloucester #localhistory #westgatestreet #christmashistory #scrooge ... See MoreSee Less
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Ghost signs now visible on this wonderful building thanks to Cathedral Quarter HSHAZ funding. New traditional shop front is to follow in the new year to finish it off.#HistoricHighStreets#gloucestercitycouncil#HistoricEngland ... See MoreSee Less
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