Spring 2018

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Heritage Hub newsletter


 The new Heritage Hub is open again to visitors

As with any building work we have had our ups and downs, plenty of mess, noise and unexpected delays, but all that is behind us now and we are very happy as we begin an exciting new chapter in the history of Gloucestershire Archives.

As one of our first visitors commented, ‘the new space is so much lighter and brighter. And, someone has been very clever because there is so much more space. Really good.’

Another visitor simply said ‘Very swish.’



Secure research area                                                                                Flexible project workspace



Lockers, toilets and refreshments                                                                                                   


Message from Jane Burns – Director: Strategy and Challenge, Gloucestershire County Council

I am really loving my role as Project Sponsor for our new Heritage Hub, based at Alvin Street. The project will be completed a few months later than originally planned. However, phase 1 has been returned to Heather Forbes and the team and I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview.  It will be a shared space for partners and for the public.  The improved light and layout and the whole feel of the place is modern and inviting.



Building work is still on going and we will have our temporary entrance for a while yet.

Phase 2 will soon begin with the demolition of the Frith Centre and finally the building of the new entrance. Everything will be completed by the end of August 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you to the new Heritage Hub.

We will be continuing with our current opening hours whilst we continue to operate from a building site – Mondays and Fridays for pre-booked volunteers and community groups, and Tuesdays-Thursdays 9am-4.30pm for the general public

Please order your documents in advance via  archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk 


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Summer 2018 issue - deadline for copy is midnight Monday 4 June.