New restaurant business and three takeaways coming to Gloucester's Kingsway retail park

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New restaurant business and three takeaways coming to Gloucester's Kingsway retail park

Kingsway is getting a Chinese restaurant and three new takeaways as part of a big investment into facilities in the growing estate.

Blue Orchid will open a Chinese restaurant and a separate ‘express’ takeaway service as part of a £200,000 investment into empty units on the Kingway Retail Park.

A fish and chips and kebab takeaway is also due to open, along with an Indian food outlet which is yet to be announced.

The four new eateries are expected to arrive in March as part of efforts to take up the remaining units on the park and provide “much-needed” facilities for the growing estate.

There have long been calls for extra investment in infrastructure in Kingsway with doctor’s surgeries and schools amongst the extra amenities demanded.

The new stores will join a Sue Ryder store, which is due to open in the centre.

Gloucester property investor Chibroco Limited has played a key role in getting the units ready and bringing the businesses to the area.

Danny Yip, from the firm, said: “This is definitely something the area needs. There’s no food outlets or takeaway units there at the moment, and the area is crying out for this kind of development.”

Mr Yip said one of the takeaways, named Kingsway Fish and Chips Kebab House, would offer a traditional fish and chips menu and would cater for a niche for kebabs in the area.

The arrival of the new businesses are part of ‘phase two’ of the development of the park, after a new community centre and supermarkets Asda and Tesco Express came to the area.

Around 2,000 homes have already been built at the Kingsway estate, with more to be come.

Residents in Kingsway said the new units would lessen the pressure on amenities in nearby Quedgeley.

County councillor Barry Kirby (L, Grange and Kingsway) said: “Kingsway residents have been asking for more local takeaways and eat-in establishments as well.

“This is another major step towards the estate being finished. Kingsway needs local amenities like this so we don’t have to rely too much on Quedgeley, so this is the sort of thing we need.”

Kingsway resident Sarah Churchill welcomed the new food outlets but said a doctor’s surgery was also needed in the area.

She said: “This is definitely what we need. The restaurants and takeaways will be popular and will give a much more social thing to the area.

“A sit down restaurant would be fantastic as we don’t have one in the area.

“But I would like to see a doctor’s surgery and a dentists in the area, because so many people now use the surgery in Quedgeley.”


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