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Mercedes plan for Triangle Park approved by city council

By citizenmike  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

By Mike Wilkinson, Public Affairs reporter

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The planned Mercedes development

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MERCEDES will be rolling into Gloucester soon after plans for a new dealership at Triangle Park were approved.

The luxury brand will take on a 3.5 acre site at the former Railway Triangle.

City councillors approved the plans for the third phase of development at a meeting on Tuesday.

The arrival of Morrisons marked phase one and a new Costa drive-thru along with other shops and a restaurant will be phase two.

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It comes as a £20,000 public art scheme for the site has moved a step further. The money has now been handed to Gloucester City Council who will commission a piece of work.

Councillor Gordon Taylor, chairman of the planning committee, praised the design of the proposed dealership, which will have solar panels on its roof. He said: “I think the building looks very nice and it is good to see an application which will create employment opportunities.”

Councillor Mark Hobbs (L, Moreland) said: “It is nice to see a business like this using photovoltaic cells. We should be encouraging other businesses to take this on board too.”

Rygor Mercedes is closing its Tewkesbury branch and relocating to Gloucester. It is part of the commercial arm of the German manufacturer, dealing in vans and trucks rather than the high-end cars the brand is most famous for. Mercedes-Benz of Cheltenham and Gloucester car dealership remains in Staverton.

If all goes to plan, it should be built and open in about nine months.

Developers LXB, who are behind the Triangle Park scheme, say they have yet to confirm people for the proposed restaurants.

Nick Alford, property director at LXB, said: “We are very excited to secure this important business for the scheme, which will deliver a significant number of skilled jobs as well as a great brand.

“This latest deal demonstrates how the Morrisons store has helped regenerate the derelict wasteland that was there before and how it has been the catalyst to attract a new and growing businesses to Gloucester, serving the region.”

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  • MikeMorrisOBE  |  May 07 2014, 10:02PM

    Well that looks like a blot on the landscape, which will be in keeping with all the other rubbish that the city council has allowed to be built in the last 50 years.

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  • NibNobs  |  May 07 2014, 1:57PM

    Great news! I think the dealership will be busier on weekdays than the new Morrisons currently is. And despite the new supermarket being a bit like a morgue most days, they are currently building ANOTHER Morrisons along Barnwood Road just a mile away! and just 3 miles from Morrisons, Abbeydale!! Don't Morrisons get it? ....people are going to ALDI, Lidl and Poundland instead!

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