Gloucester City Council Plans for Giant TV Screen in City Centre


There are ongoing plans for a massive TV screen in Gloucester’s King’s Square. If the proposal is approved, Gloucester city centre can receive a giant present for its residents.

Civic chiefs revealed their plans to transform Kin’s Square with the TV screen, saying, “The screen is an important Gloucester BID initiative, proposed on behalf of the local businesses as part of its priority to market and promote Gloucester as a city ‘on the up’ and where people want to do business, shop, visit, study and invest.”

The TV screen is estimated around 30sqm and would pivot and rotate around. Though it will cost the region £100,000, people will be able to view important events like Royal Weddings and other major sporting events, from the Olympics, Wimbledon, Rugby World Cup, to football matches being broadcasted in the city centre.

Earlier this year, crowds watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married and the FA Cup final was also shown as a testing ground for a larger, more permanent fixture in front of Iceland and nearby to the recently launched public toilets.

Plans for the TV screen have been submitted since May, but have only been validated in the past week weeks after archeological surveys were completed.

A revised planning statement from the council says, “The proposed Gloucester location, in the western half of Kings Square, has been carefully selected to provide the optimal position in terms of screen visibility, pedestrian concentration, and contribution to vitality, amenity and safety considerations. It has also been selected to fit with future plans to regenerate the surrounding square.”

A final decision on the project by planning bosses will be made on Monday, December 17.


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