Galliford Try has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency to redevelop a six acre site in Gloucester.

The housebuilder has been selected as the newly formed government agency’s partner to develop 350 homes on the Gloscat College site at Brunswick Road in the centre of Gloucester.

Galliford’s appointment forms the main part of the city’s Greyfriars regeneration project to develop 400 homes in the area.

Edward Ware Homes had been expected to develop the homes but pulled out of the scheme in April this year because of market difficulties.

Galliford will also develop employment and community space as a part of the project.

The Homes and Communities Agency, formed through merging English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation, was officially launched last Monday by housing minister Margaret Beckett.