" fantastic location" An artist's impression of the new pub seen from Hempsted Lane.
PLANS have been drawn up for a new pub restaurant which would bring 50 new jobs to Gloucester city centre.
Marston's PLC has submitted a planning application to build the new business on vacant land at Bakers Quay off St Ann Way and Llanthony Road.
The scheme is part of the Gloucester Quays development and represents a new phase of investing in pubs and restaurants near the designer outlet centre.
The 731-square metre site will include the main building, a children's play area, landscaping, and pedestrian access from the city centre as well as 53 car parking spaces, plus two disabled spaces.
The access road will be constructed from St Ann Way.
A Marston's spokesman said: "This presents an exciting opportunity for us and one which will bring 50 new jobs to the city.
"Gloucester Quays is a fantastic location, we're confident that our pub restaurant will add to the experience for shoppers, local residents and businesses alike."
Gloucester city council leader Paul James has welcomed the news.
He said: "It's certainly good news on the job front. It's always good to hear that new employment is being created in the city.
"It is also good news for the development of Gloucester Quays, and it helps to keep the momentum going there.
"Having a pub there will help to serve the residents living nearby. It is a facility that is needed and I'm sure it will be well used."
Richard Rawlings, centre manager at Gloucester Quays said: "A planning application has been submitted this week that would bring an exciting new offer to Gloucester Quays as well as generating up to 100 new jobs.
"A family friendly restaurant and pub are proposed by popular operator Marston's that will be a great start to the Phase 2 development that will see additional leisure attractions here at Gloucester Quays."
He was not the only one to encourage the development. Ryan Fortey, who runs Head Kandy Hairdressers in the Docks, said it would be a welcome addition to the area.
"I've always said I welcome any new businesses here. It's beneficial to the area," he said. "There's a couple of licensed places here already and we are seeing more and more people down here every day."