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Mall Cribbs expansion plans given green light

Posted on Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 6:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Artist's impression of a new 'anchor' store planned as part of an extension at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

South Gloucestershire’s largest retail outlet is set to expand after councillors granted outline planning permission for the proposals.

The scheme at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway includes more than 35,000 square metres of retail floor space, leisure, and hotel and restaurant facilities alongside a new multi-storey car park, an events plaza and up to 150 residential apartments.

A new bus station is also included in the plans which will cater for local and MetroBus services. These services will help connect the new communities being built at the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood with major retail, employment and education hubs in the region.

As well as the bus station, a new footbridge will be built over Merlin Road for the use of pedestrians and cyclists along with new roads and enhanced pedestrian and cycle links which will be provided throughout the development.

There will be no increase in the total amount of free car parking on the site (7,000 spaces).

Given the nature and scale of the proposal, the council has referred the decision to the Secretary of State who has 21 days to approve it or call it in.

Cllr Trevor Jones, chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Control (West) Committee, said:

“This application contains significant new provision for shopping at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway which will bring up to 3,000 more jobs to South Gloucestershire and continue to generate economic prosperity across the region.”

“As well as retail and leisure facilities, an important element of the proposal is the provision of transport infrastructure which will see a new bus station created for local and MetroBus services. These facilities are key to ensuring people are well connected to the area’s key employment and education hubs.”

“The council sees this £300m investment at Cribbs Causeway as a vital step in providing a vibrant town centre to better meet the needs of the existing and new communities in the north-west fringe of Bristol.”

More: New stores could be trading by the end of 2019 or early 2020 »

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Plans unveiled for new ice rink, ski centre and skydiving facilities at Cribbs

Posted on Thursday 18th June 2015 at 8:04 pm by SH (Editor)

Artist's impression of a proposed new ice rink and skydiving centre at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

Plans have been unveiled to build a new permanent indoor ice rink, together with a skydiving and ski centre, at a site in Cribbs Causeway.

The proposals are part of a vision by the developer, Baylis Estates, to introduce an ‘active sports’ theme to the entertainment and retail opportunities available in the area and make Cribbs Causeway a ‘day-out’ destination.

The new facilities also include a sports store, hotel, restaurant, coffee ‘drive thru’ and car showroom and will be developed on land next to The Venue.

This site had previously been earmarked for the proposed Concorde Museum until an alternative museum site was secured through an agreement last year between the Bristol Aero Collection Trust and neighbouring Filton Airfield owner BAE Systems.

Prior to submitting a planning application, Baylis Estates will be carrying out a community engagement programme, including a public exhibition at The Mall shopping centre on Friday 19th June from 1pm until 7pm.

David Mace, Director at Baylis Estates, said:

“Our ambitious plans for the site include building a flagship permanent indoor ice rink so that residents across the district and the wider West of England area no longer have to travel to other parts of the country to access this sort of facility all year round.”

“An indoor skydiving and ski centre – the first in the South West – is also planned for the site, along with a sports store, hotel, restaurant, coffee ‘drive thru’ and car showroom, which will deliver significant social and economic benefits to the area.”

“We are really keen to develop an active sports theme on this site which links well with the adjoining leisure park at The Venue and will provide important and integrated facilities for the future development in and around Cribbs Causeway.”

More: Proposals welcomed by South Glos council leaders »

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M5 Junction 17 (Cribbs Causeway) improvement work due to start this week

Posted on Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 8:34 pm by SH (Editor)

Roadworks sign.Improvement work on the southbound exit slip road at junction 17 of the M5 is due to get under way this week.

The Highways Agency is carrying out the work as part of the Government’s Pinch Point programme, which forms part of the growth initiative outlined during the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2011.

According to the agency: “Pinch Points provides smaller scale improvements that can deliver big returns by easing congestion and making journey times more reliable for road users as well as helping to boost local economies and drive economic growth.”

Highways Agency Project Sponsor Dave Stock said:

“At junction 17, we will be upgrading the signs and lining on the southbound off-slip to allow traffic to move towards the Cribbs Causeway area more swiftly.”

“This will have a positive impact on the M5 in this area as well as supporting growth in the surrounding area.”

Work at junction 17 will start on Thursday 8th January and is expected to be completed by the end of February.

Narrow lanes, lane closures as well as some full closures of the slip road will be required during the work for the safety of road users and the workforce.

More info: M5 Junction 17 Southbound Off-Slip, Bristol (Highways Agency)

Extracts from the Highways Agency project page:

Why is this happening and what will it cost?
The M5 Junction 17 suffers from severe congestion and subsequent delays. Queues can form back onto the M5 Motorway in peak periods resulting in slow traffic past this junction.

The estimated cost is approximately £160k.

How will the scheme be carried out?
Will be be resurfacing the southbound off-slip road and providing new road markings and signs.

What are the benefits?
The scheme improvements will result in better lane usage. The proposals achieve wider benefits in supporting growth in the surrounding area, such as at Filton, Cribbs Causeway and Patchway.

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Love in the aisles at Asda, Cribbs Causeway

Posted on Monday 11th February 2013 at 9:05 pm by SH (Editor)

Love in the aisles at the Asda Supercentre, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

A local supermarket is claiming to be one of the most romantic workplaces in the region, due to a string of blossoming romances between colleagues.

Asda at Cribbs Causeway has 12 colleagues who found love in the aisles, prompting store bosses to declare it Asda’s most romantic store.

The longest ‘serving’ love birds found a relationship whilst working in the Music and Video department at the store when manager, Phil Waldron, recruited a young lady called Sandy onto the team.

There was an immediate attraction but plenty of tension too, before Phil asked Sandy out on a date six months after she started working at the store. By September they were living together and in February 2006, Phil popped the question a week before Valentine’s Day!

Phil said:

“Initially Sandy couldn’t stand me. We argued a lot but I finally plucked up the courage to ask her out on a date! I have never looked back as we have been happily married since 2006 and have two lovely children.”

General store manager, James Whitehouse, added:

“There must be something in the water here in Cribbs Causeway. Forget dating sites or office romances, this is where people are really hitting it off – in the aisles!”

The other happy couples are Gareth and Ebony Lippiat, Aaron Rooke and Vikki Hastings, Deb Mattocks and Paul Farley, Chris Challen and Emily Rapaport and Dan Wells-Cockburn and Lisa Goldberg. They have been together for a total of 18 years.

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