Mar 13, 2013

The Appeal of Buying Property in Gloucester

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Gloucester is a thriving City. We established our Estate Agents in Gloucester in 1983, which has enabled us to acquire almost 40 years of experience to date as a Gloucester estate agent and lettings agent. Here are the reasons why we recommend Gloucester a place to live or invest in.

Gloucester and its surrounding suburbs are a superb location and there are many reasons to buy a property in the cities residential areas, whether it’s to live in yourself or as an investment.

Located just over 30 miles north of Bristol and nestled between the eastern bank of the River Severn, Forest of Dean and Cotswold Hills.  Gloucester is one of the most ancient cities in the UK dating back to Roman times.  In the 21st Century Gloucester offers a wide and varied lifestyle with its famous Victorian Dockside developments, bars and restaurants and Norman cathedral.  The city and surroundings are a tourist and holiday destination of their own right. The compact city centre is largely pedestrianised and offers a selection of shopping, bars and restaurants.

Gloucester is undergoing a renaissance and rapid redevelopment is in full swing.  The Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company aims to “bring life back the historic areas of Gloucester, reflecting their special character while creating a new, prosperous, attractive, safe, sustainable urban centre for the 21st century”.  Work has already been completed on Blackfriars, Gloucester Docks and Gloucester Quays and the bulldozers are currently busy clearing the Railway Triangle.  Future plans also include Kings Square, the Canal Corridor and Greyfriars.

New shops and continental style squares have started to revitalize the historic City Centre and attractive pedestrian routes will link the central retail areas with atmospheric waterfronts of Gloucester Docks and the River Severn.

Gloucester is home to one of Europe’s top rugby union clubs and on Saturday afternoon the famous roar of the shed at Kingsholm Stadium can often be heard in full voice.

Gloucester was for many years a manufacturing centre with strong ties to the Aviation industry and is still home to Messier-Dowtys landing gear plant and Smiths Aerospace Dowty Propellers plant.  Cheltenham and Gloucester building society a subsidiary of Lloyds TSB have their headquarters at Barnwood and Ecclesiastical Insurance are in the City Centre.

There are two major new housing schemes under construction on the edge of the City currently with Kingsway Village/Hunts Grove to the south and Coopers Edge to the north east.  The current population of the Gloucester Urban Area is likely to increase from the 136,203 counted in the 2001 Census.

Commuters also enjoy easy access to Bristol in the south and Cheltenham in the north with three junctions of the M5 serving the City: Junctions 11, 11a and 12.  Gloucester is also served by Gloucester railway station, with regular services to some of the country’s largest towns and cities.

In summary Gloucester is an up and coming city.  Greg Smith, Chairman of the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company states that “Gloucester will become a better place in which to work and raise a family and civic pride will be re-awakened through architectural excellence and a revitalized city centre”

Michael Tuck are one of the most established Gloucester estate agents, with over 30 years experience and local offices in Abbeymead, Quedgeley and Gloucester providing an affordable and professional service in property sales and lettings. For more information or to get in touch, please contact our Gloucester office on 01452 311220.

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Michael Tuck Lettings in Quedgeley have managed our rental property for the past 11+ years.

During this time their professionalism has never dropped. In the early days, Ian, Graham and Vikki-Lee were a huge help to a novice landlord. I’m pleased to say they are still there with a helping hand. Claire has always been the nudge I needed for the necessary insurance and safety checks. Having had some difficult times over the past couple of years I would like to say a special thank you to Lianne who has been there to help wherever she could.

We are in the process of selling the property and as expected Miles and Otis are dealing with everything with Tucks usual professionalism.

I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely, friendly office.

Linda Parker

I cannot recommend Michael Tuck Estate Agents enough.

They were so professional and so prompt with their communication. In particular we would like to mention Charlie for his regular updates and extremely helpful service in the sale of my mothers house. We were in a particularly long chain, and he went over and above to assist us in the communications between the buyers and sellers in order for our chain to proceed. He even contacted Solicitors and helped progress the exchange.

“We are certain if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have sold our house! We cannot thank him and his team enough.”

Kelly Durkin

Miles has gone above and beyond to ensure buying our first house has been a smooth process. He has offered clarification and reassurance at all steps of the journey, making us feel like valued clients.

“We would recommend Michael Tuck Estate Agents.”

Hollie Blunt

Michael Tuck New Homes in Gloucester assisted us selling three phases of our development in Kingsway, Gloucester.

“All of the staff were very professional and knowledgeable sales people who represented our company as if it were their own.”

If we were to need help selling our homes in the Gloucester ara again they would be the first phone call i’d make.

Stephen Holbrook. Abbey Homes

Tony and John, Abbeymead branch, supported us during very difficult circumstances (and we don’t just mean Covid!)

The same applies to other staff when answering queries etc.

“They were unfailingly courteous and returned phone calls and emails promptly.”

David Duncan

I have been a customer of Michael Tuck Lettings in Abbeymead for coming up to 2 years now.

I would like to highlight Kurt and James for there forever ending support and excellent communication. Their joint efforts have filled me with confidence in the ability to keep my family safe in a home we love.

No matter the complexity or need they are always on hand to support and come to some form of reasonable resolution.

For this reason I would recommend Michael Tuck to all my family and friends and will hopefully continue to stay a customer of Michaels Tucks until I purchase my own home. Thank you

“Being a contact centre manager I know how important customer service is and I must say that Michael Tuck has not disappointed.”

Jay Preece

Miles and the team have been brilliant from start to finish during the sale of our house.

Miles especially went above and beyond with sales chasing when I think most other people would have probably given up! Really happy with the service.

“Such a friendly and professional team and nothing was too much trouble.”

Anna England

I was recommended Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Abbeymead by a friend, thank you friend!

I would like to say a big thank you and well done to the team who are very friendly, helpful and have taken the strain out of what was a fairly long house sale.

Special thanks go to Chloe and Tony for their positivity and Chloe thank you for your good humour which lifted me during the long process!

“I would highly recommend them for a first class service”

Jane West

Michael Tuck Lettings in Abbeymead have been a fantastic letting agents looking after our house for the past 17 years.

We have recently sold the house with the sales department.  Kurt has looked after us incredibly well during the 17 years of lettings and Tony, Andy and Chloe have made the selling very easy. Thank you

“The staff are professional, approachable and easy to contact.”

Claire Rawlinson

I have recently bought and sold through the Gloucester branches and cannot praise Miles and the team highly enough.

In what has been a very testing time for the industry, Miles and all the staff have worked tirelessly in my purchase and even more so my sale.

Thoroughly recommend Tucks every time. Special thanks to Otis. Thank you guys it’s been an absolute pleasure.

“Their drive and communication skills have been amazing.”

David Lichtenstein