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Lidl’s new store on Hayes Way, Patchway to open on 5th December

Posted on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 3:56 pm by SH (Editor)

Visualisation of a proposed Lidl store on Hayes Way, Charlton Hayes.

Discount retailer Lidl GB has announced that its new store on Hayes Way in Patchway is to open on Thursday 5th December.

Plans for a new supermarket at the Charlton Hayes site were first aired in October 2017, ahead of a round of informal public consultation. A planning application was made in November of the same year and planning permission was finally granted by South Gloucestershire Council in February 2019.

Customers are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8am and will be offered the chance to sample some of Lidl’s award winning products throughout the day, along with exclusive deals and offers on selected products for the first week of opening.

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans across Great Britain and has created up to 40 new jobs for the local community. The store has a 1,325sqm sales area and features facilities such as an in-store bakery, a customer toilet, baby changing facilities and 158 car parking spaces including 2 electric vehicle rapid charging points. The store construction also incorporates 600 solar panels reducing the store’s predicted energy consumption by 44 percent.

Lidl GB’s regional head of property, Glen Stidever, commented:

“We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Patchway. We have received excellent support from many local residents who currently have to travel out of Patchway, or Charlton Hayes, to complete their weekly food shop. We have also worked closely with South Gloucestershire Council to design a store befitting to its surroundings, including taking design inspiration from a neighbouring heritage aircraft hangar, and constructing artwork designed by Bruce Williams depicting a Concorde in flight at the pedestrian entrance to the site.”

“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

The opening of the Lidl store in Patchway comes just 20 months after the German supermarket group opened an outlet in the former B&Q building in Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford.

More: Map showing location of the new store »

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The Saturdays switch on Mall Cribbs’ Christmas lights

Posted on Thursday 7th November 2013 at 10:13 pm by Chloe Crockford

The Saturdays switch on The Mall at Cribbs Causeway's Christmas lights.

Thousands of excited fans crowded from 4pm at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway earlier today (Thursday 7th November) to watch The Saturdays open The Mall’s Winter Wonderland and switch on the shopping centre’s Christmas lights.

Saturdays fans braved the cold rain for this year’s Christmas lights switch-on concert in support of the military charity Help for Heroes.

Bristol Fashion Week host and ITV Daybreak presenter Mark Heyes fronted the show, and entertained an eager crowd before The Saturdays arrived. We were welcomed first by a short, but sweet set from local band Young Kato. Already having been support acts for Pixie Lot and Olly Murs at the Mall, the crowd was already familiar with the boys.

After much anticipation, and introductions from Mark Heyes, The Saturdays finally took to the stage. After The Saturdays had been introduced, the crowd began counting down for the lights switch-on. The band was one member short, with Frankie still at home looking after a new addition to her family. However, Una, Mollie, Rochelle and Vanessa kept The Saturdays’ flag flying and crowded around the plunger to press it down together. The dark winter’s night was soon filled with blue and white Christmas lights, surrounding the stage and Mall with a Christmas glow. The Christmas Castle lit up from behind the stage, and to top off the Christmas feeling, fake snow falling over the crowd.

More: Winter Wonderland open until Sunday 5th January »

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Mall shake-up: Several major stores to close

Posted on Friday 25th January 2013 at 9:07 pm by SH (Editor)

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

A number of major stores, including Burton, Miss Selfridge, Evans and Monsoon, will be leaving The Mall at Cribbs Causeway this March, according to a report in today’s Bristol Post.

French Connection may also be leaving, while other stores including Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and East are to become concessions within other shops in the centre.

Other stores, including WHSmith, are to move into different sized units that are “more suited to their current requirements”, while some new names are said to be in discussion about taking up space in the centre.

The changes have been sparked by leases coming up for renewal and difficult trading conditions within the retail industry.

The shake-up comes just months after a Government inspector threw out South Gloucestershire Council’s plan to allow a major expansion of retailing at Cribbs Causeway, claiming that the proposal “had not been sufficiently justified” and “could harm other centres in the sub-region”.

Jon Edwards, Commercial Director of The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, commented:

“The Mall is currently undergoing a period of change as several shop leases are coming up for renewal, which is not uncommon at major shopping centres. As part of this we are pleased to report that advanced negotiations are underway with a number of tenants about exciting plans to upsize and enhance stores, while a host of new names are in discussions with us about opening at The Mall.”

More: "Mall remains a popular shopping destination," says boss »

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Massive crowd sees JLS turn on The Mall’s Christmas lights

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 11:32 pm by Louise Horton

Members of boy band JLS turn on the Christmas Lights at The Mall.

A crowd of 10,000 screaming fans gathered from 4pm at The Mall earlier today to watch boy band JLS perform after switching on the centre’s Christmas lights. As well as the excellent entertainment and fantastic lights, the concert was in aid of Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, and the generous donations raised a brilliant amount of over £21,000.

Fashion stylist Mark Heyes presented the show and entertained the crowd whilst they eagerly waited for JLS to appear. Supporting JLS was Alexander Stewart and his seven piece band, who performed jazz arrangements of pop songs and Christmas songs, including Driving Home For Christmas.

Finally, JLS took the stage being greeted by a massive roar from the crowd. After a loud countdown from the crowd, Aston, Marvin, JB and Oritsé all pressed down on the plunger and the Christmas lights appeared, including a beautiful pink and white “enchanted ice castle”. So, the Christmas songs had been sung and the lights were on, so the only thing to come now was the fake snow, which was ejected out into the air covering the crowd with a white layer.

JLS then went on to amuse their fans, singing a few of their older songs, such as Beat Again, One Shot and Everybody in Love, as well as their more recent songs such as Eyes Wide Shut, Love You More and She Makes Me Wanna and songs from their new album, Evolution such as Give Me Love and Hottest Girl In The World. Of course, Christmas is not complete without presents, so as a special treat, the band performed a cover of Maroon 5’s Payphone. The boys pulled out their best dance moves to please their fans from the south west.

Winter Wonderland now open. More photos from the concert. »

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