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Former Gloucester prison put up for sale

GLOUCESTER, 4 March 2014 - A former prison in Gloucester that once held 320 prisoners is being put up for sale by property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle.

Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Gloucester, which closed its doors in March 2013 after 222 years of service, includes a range of buildings, such as workshops, offices and a gym, all contained within a perimeter wall. The 3.46 acre site is subject to a number of listings.

Gloucester Prison
Paul Baker, director at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Bristol office who is heading the sale, said possible future uses for the site include housing or a mix of uses in the heart of the city.

Paul Baker continued:

“This presents a fantastic opportunity for this historic site to be given a new lease of life that will benefit both the local community and the surrounding areas.

“Though some of the buildings are listed, there are significant opportunities to sympathetically convert and modernise the buildings and we expect to see considerable interest in the site.”

Originally built in 1782, the former HMP Gloucester lies in the heart of the city adjacent to the historic Gloucester Docks. 

For more information, please contact Paul Baker on 0117 930 5780 or or Zoe Sharpe on 0117 930 5735 or