St James Close, Quedgeley was previously used as a residential yard/ depot area. The site was originally occupied by a building known as ‘The Coach House’ which dates back to the 19th century. The Coach House was originally 2 farm labourer’s cottages during this period. The building was believed to have later been converted into the coach house, harness room, stables and laundry room for the neighbouring Rectory. During the 1960s and 70’s it was used as a parish youth club, until the latter years of the 20th century where it became unused as did the rest of the site.
St James Close Phase 2 includes the demolition of the existing ‘Coach House’ and the build of 2 new affordable houses. Both houses will include three-bedrooms, both with an open plan kitchen diners and a spacious living area. These houses are being built for social landlord, Gloucester City Homes, who will be offering these on a shared ownership basis, helping to alleviate the growing housing need in the area.
Work on the new houses started in Spring 2019 and is was completed on time on January 10th 2020.