In 2007, Gloucestershire County Council, The Forest of Dean District Council and the South West Regional Development Agency finally agreed to work with the Coleford Area MCTi Partnership which led to a Tripartite Agreement making it possible to finance the building of a new centre, The Main Place at Old Station Way.
The agreement meant that the Forest of Dean Council would provide the land for the Main Place, and in turn be given funding to purchase the Bank Street Site from the Gloucestershire County Council for redevelopment into extra care housing. The South West Regional Development Agency provided additional funding to enable the provision of the new building.
Quattro Design Architects provided a scheme which has become a sensitive infill adjacent to listed buildings.
The scheme offers 44 one and two bedroom apartments for older people with a care need and is designed to support those with dementia.
On the Bank Street frontage a linked building, for the use of the local community as well as the new residents, offers a café, activities centre and advice hub.
The new development steps up the slope with pitched roofs, balconies and gables breaking up the bulk. At the rear of the site a court of 5 two bedroom dormer bungalows for adults with learning difficulties is tucked in to complete the facility.
The total cost of the scheme totaled £7,735,000 with the HCA grant providing a total of £1,437,500
The Development of the Site started on the 13 December 2013 with a practical completion date of the 25 March 2015.