Railway House


  • Before redevelopment
    Before redevelopment
  • Ground floor during works
    Ground floor during works
  • Ground floor after fit out
    Ground floor after fit out

Formal Investments has breathed new life into a structure and site that no other retailer or office landlord wanted to take on

From redundant retail shed to first class offices, Formal Investments’ rapid reinvention of the former Courts store gave the building a new lease of life and a completely new, architect-designed look.


Formal Investments purchased the land and buildings at Bruton Way, Gloucester and immediately sold part of the site to Roberts Limbrick Architects for the practice to create its award winning new HQ. After six years standing empty, the former Courts furniture showroom is alive again.

Railway House delivers 40,000 sq ft of prime office space and the building’s new name reflects its proximity to the city’s rail station. Gloucester’s most modern space The transformation, achieved in almost exactly 12 months of refurbishment and fit-out, has turned Railway House into the most modern and flexible office space in the city.

A pre-let for part of the ground floor (10,700 sq ft) was agreed with Gloucester City Homes. Fit-out to the tenant’s requirements commenced in June whilst refurbishment of other parts of the building continued. Gloucester City Homes relocated to Railway House in December and refurbishment of the whole building was completed in January the following year.

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