Drive along Gypsy Lane at the end of Bridge End Road, or Cirencester Way and you can’t help but notice that some significantly large buildings are going up.

The cleared site in the south east corner of the junction of the two roads is seeing the first of what will be seven warehouses or industrial buildings going up.

Developer Cubex Land was given permission for the new industrial estate in 2022 and work has now begun.

The plans show three huge industrial buildings or warehouses to be put up – two large units will be next to each other in the southern of the site, backing onto the railway line.

To the north of the site running along the boundary with Gipsy Lane will be one building consisting of the other five units which can be used flexibly  as single units or a combination of two or more.

There are parking areas around the edges of the site and two large flat access areas for trucks by the larger units.

The application by Cubex Land said: “The units are designed to meet normal institutional standards with service yards, sized to provide sufficient manoeuvring space for HGV's , trucks and vans. The service yards feature level entry loading door access, as operationally required by potential occupiers, as well as grade level car parking and cycle storage.”

Unit one also has a two-storey mezzanine office integrated into the main building.

In discussing the site, which was previously developed for industrial use, and was then levelled, the company said: “The character of the surrounding area is  one of change and what could be referred to as a ‘gateway location’ adjacent to Gipsy Lane and Cirencester Way.”

The development is described as ‘speculative’ meaning Cubex will build the units and then try to find an occupier for them.

It said: “The proposals also allow for the best possible access by all modes of transport and encourage travel to the site by means other than car.

“The design seeks to minimise the impact on its surroundings; providing an attractive, contemporary and cohesive design that is fit for purpose and safe for all to use.

“The proposals represent a substantial investment to the area and in particular, the development will help to promote and support employment growth and stimulate economic growth with the area. It is anticipated that the development will act as a catalyst to create a number of new jobs and inject investment into the local community.”