Like many of the warehouses in Gloucester’s historic Docks, Herbert Warehouse is a Grade II listed building.
It was named after Samuel Herbert, a local solicitor, who leased the building to the corn merchants Joseph & Charles Sturge.
This red brick, Victorian building was linked to the adjacent Kimberley & Phillpotts warehouses in the 1980's to become, along with the nearby North Warehouse, the headquarters of Gloucester City Council, leading the way to regenerating what was then a derelict area.
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In the event of a national emergency such as nuclear war, the Mayor and other leaders of the city would be ushered to a secure room in the basement of Herbert Warehouse where they could communicate on an emergency channel with the rest of the world.
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