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 labourers 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 Rectory. During the 1960s and 70’s it was used as a parish youth club, until the latter years of the 20th century when it became unused as did the rest of the site.
St James Close is one of our developments for GCH. This development was split into 3 different phases the first consisted of building 11 new affordable bungalows. The second stage was converting No.17 St James Close, which was formally the old wardens dwelling as well as communal areas, into 3 bungalows. The third stage consisted of building a new house as well as converting the old coach house into an affordable one. The whole development consisted of:
- 9 x new two-bedroom bungalows
- 2 x new one-bedroom bungalows
- 3 x converted one-bedroom bungalows
- 2 x three-bedroom houses
Building work on the site started in January 2018, the first phase was completed in early 2019, No.17 was completed in Spring 2019 and finally, the second stage was completed in Winter 2019.