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New leisure quarter planned for Gloucester Quays

Published:  04 October, 2011

Peel plans 60m investment to create a new leisure and shopping quarter The Quayside over the next year

The Peel Group's plans will see the expansion of Gloucester Quays designer outlet centre to include 11 restaurants, a 10-screen, 1,600-seat cinema and new shops. The plans will also mean the creation of 500 new jobs. Work is expected to start early next year with The Quayside scheduled to be open for business by autumn 2013.

Gloucester Quays already boasts a mix of designer and high street outlet shops offering discounts of up to 70%, plus restaurant chains Pizza Express and Nandos. Talks are now underway with a number of other household restaurant names from budget eateries to fine dining.

The Peel Group has already begun to promote Gloucester Quays with a series of major events. This July saw the first-ever Gloucester Quays Food Festival, which attracted 50,000 visitors, putting the city firmly on the map as a great attraction for families.