Works to transform Stroud’s Merrywalks shopping centre with a major programme of investment and improvements, recently got underway.

This was facilitated by two planning permissions and a Listed Building Consent, secured by Planning Prospects Ltd in October 2018. One permission focuses on the King Street elevation creating a striking new entrance feature at the centre as well as well as upgrading the shop fronts and creating new apartments. The second focuses on improving the car park, creating a much more attractive, lighter and customer friendly environment.

The project is headed by the retail property specialists Dransfield Properties Ltd and is part funded by GFirst LEP. The Sheffield based company and longstanding Planning Prospects client bought the Stroud shopping centre earlier this year.

Managing Director at Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “It’s great to be starting work on this next phase of our project to transform the Merrywalks shopping centre in the heart of Stroud.

“Stroud is a beautiful market town and we are delighted to be working with excellent local partners as well as local contractors on this project.”