Railway triangle redevelopment work gets under way

image captionThe site is to be transformed into a business park with shops and restaurants

Work has begun on the £34m redevelopment of derelict land near Gloucester's railway station.

The railway triangle will be see a new business park, restaurant and pub, takeaways and a supermarket.

Gloucester City Council approved the proposals in 2011 after the area had been derelict for 20 years. Previous schemes such as a rugby stadium failed.

Gloucester Conservative MP Richard Graham said the development should "transform a gateway into Gloucester".

"People will look back and think 'that's significantly better than it was'," he said.

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

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