Gloucester's 'ugly' buildings could get 'glamour' cladding

Computer generated graphic showing cladding on the Kings Walk shopping arcade, Gloucester Different types of cladding allow the facade of the building to change colour

Related Stories

Gloucester's "ugly" buildings could be given a make-over using modern cladding ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The city council has set aside £150,000 to transform four high-profile buildings - with Kings Walk shopping arcade identified as the first.

The technique involves attaching patterned, textured panels, which can change colour, onto the buildings.

A council spokesman said the idea is to transform less glamorous buildings from "ugly ducklings to very fine swans".

Computer generated graphic showing cladding on the Kings Walk shopping arcade, Gloucester The city council has set aside £150,000 for four high profile buildings to be given a facelift

The council's cabinet is due to consider a report on the plans later in spring.

Four world cup matches will be played at Gloucester's Kingsholm stadium.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Gloucestershire

Weather

Gloucester

12 °C 10 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • MouseEscape the rat race

    Burnt out? Meet the workers who took more than a vacation - and changed their lives

Programmes

  • (File photo) A man dressed as Father Christmas with a sleigh and a reindeer Click Watch

    A website which tracks Father Christmas, plus other sites and apps to keep you entertained

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.