Kingsway in Gloucester is to get a new Greene King pub and restaurant, along with 20 new full-time jobs and 40 part-time.
Gloucester City Council has granted planning permission for a Farmhouse Inn to serve residents of Kingsway and the burgeoning local business community.
The site at the junction of Naas Lane and Newhaven Road in Quedgeley and close to the Kingsway Local Centre has been sold by developers Robert Hitchins Ltd to Greene King plc.
The company’s Farmhouse Inns provide an amenity for residential communities and business parks. Each hostelry serves a fresh daily carvery and a broader menu for adult dining, families, senior customers and business people.
The two-storey building in Kingsway will have a gross floor area of 950m2. There will be 73 car spaces, outdoor seating and a children’s outside play area. Staff accommodation will be on the 1st floor.
Hours of opening are expected to be 7.30am until midnight from Monday to Saturday and 9-11am on Sundays.
An access road will be built from Rudloe Drive.
Senior Development Manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd, Michael Plimmer, is pleased that planning permission has been granted. A planning application was submitted in October 2016.
“Following the success of the local centre and the ASDA superstore, the development of this site is another important piece of the Kingsway jigsaw. It will provide a valuable facility for local residents as well as businesses and, combined with the new healthcare centre, it truly kickstarts development on the southern side of Kingsway,” he said.
A spokesperson for Greene King said work will begin soon and the opening should be in a year’s time.
“We’re very pleased to be bringing Farmhouse Inns to Gloucester. This is a great site in a growing neighbourhood and we can’t wait to get started,” he said.
Kingsway forms part of the former airfield at Quedgeley which received planning permission in 2003 for 3,300 homes, a 40-acre employment site, community and leisure facilities, retail, sports area and primary school.
More than 2,500 homes have been built since 2003, along with a local centre, primary school and a community centre.