Gloucester's Morrisons supermarket construction under way

Wasteland known as the Railway Triangle
Image caption The site is to be transformed into a vibrant business park with shops and restaurants

Construction work has begun on a £34m scheme to develop a site in Gloucester that has lain derelict for 30 years.

The Morrisons supermarket, on the 18-acre site near the railway station, got the go-ahead by Gloucester City Council in December last year.

Plans for the railway triangle site also include new offices, shops, restaurants and a pub.

The supermarket is expected to be ready to open by early autumn next year.

Over the years, various schemes have been considered for redeveloping the site, such as plans for a snow dome, an ice rink and a new stadium for Gloucester Rugby, but all have failed.

The first phase of work costing about £8m will see the new supermarket and access road built, which will provide the infrastructure for the rest of the park.

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