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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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Mall Cribbs launches Thursday ‘Mummy Mornings’

Posted on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 5:37 pm by SH (Editor)

Thursday Mummy Mornings at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

Having a baby is a huge life change and, for many women, being at home full time is a big adjustment – which is why meeting up with friends and fellow mums is so important. With this in mind, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has launched a new campaign to connect mums in Bristol.

A recent survey by AXA PPP Healthcare and Netmums found that 28% of new mothers were lonely since having their baby and nearly a quarter (24%) had no family living nearby.

Research shows that social media has a role to play in keeping new mums socially connected, with nearly a fifth (19%) saying they get in touch with other new mothers this way – but ‘real world’ interaction is just as important. To promote this, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is launching a new Mummy Mornings programme, to help parents connect locally.

The Mummy Mornings will take place every Thursday from 11th June until 16th July. Each week there will be free baby-friendly activities, as well as exclusive offers and discounts from selected stores and cafes. The idea is to bring mums together in a friendly, safe and convenient environment to connect with friends and make new ones.

Activities will rotate each week and include face painting, story time sessions and parent and baby singalongs. There’ll also be fun for grown-ups, with activities including styling workshops, mini-makeovers and free hand massages.*

Maria Crayton, head of marketing at The Mall, said:

“The Mall is very baby-friendly, with free parking and easy access for pushchairs, so we’re already really popular with parents. We noticed that a lot of mums were visiting on their own with buggies. The Mall team is made up of quite a few mums and, having been there ourselves, we know how nice it is to meet up with other parents, particularly if you don’t have family nearby.”

She added:

“But of course, dads and grandparents are also welcome!”

More: How to take part in The Mall’s Mummy Mornings »

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Exhibition to reveal plans for expansion of The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

Posted on Friday 24th October 2014 at 8:11 am by SH (Editor)

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

A public exhibition being held today and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday 24th/25th October) at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway will invite feedback on proposals for new retail space and community facilities at the out-of-town shopping centre.

The planned investment is intended to create a new heart for the emerging Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, where 8,000 new homes are expected to be built by 2027.

Plans of the area and visuals of the potential development will be on display around the central stairway by the restaurants on the upper level of The Mall and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

The proposed scheme includes include new retail, leisure and restaurant space. A large new public space is also planned, which will allow The Mall to develop its events programme with community activities, markets and performances.  Improvements to public transport facilities, cycle and pedestrian routes are also included in the scheme.

Philip Vaughan of M&G Real Estate, part owner of The Mall, said:

“We really hope to see lots of people on 24th and 25th October when we can show the local community and our valued customers an exciting vision for the future of their area. In particular, we want to invite ideas for the outdoor event space we’re seeking to create – to be able to shape that space to meet the needs of the community it is intended for.”

The exhibition will be open at the following times:

  • Friday 24th October, 12pm to 6pm
  • Saturday 25th October, 11am to 4pm

Related link: Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood (The Journal)

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Appeal for witnesses after stabbing at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Posted on Sunday 13th July 2014 at 1:32 pm by SH (Editor)

Marks & Spencer store at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, yesterday (Saturday 12th July).

The incident happened just after 12noon, close to the Marks and Spencer store.

A man was stabbed in the lower back during the incident and was taken to Southmead Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Det Chief Insp Simon Wilstead said:

“We continue to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident and one man remains in custody at this time.”

“This was an isolated incident and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.”

“We would like to say thank you to several members of the public who acted extremely bravely yesterday and came to the assistance of the victim.”

“We are still appealing for witnesses of the incident to come forward and would ask that anyone who saw it to please contact North East Area CID via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting 70809/14.”

A 46-year-old man arrested yesterday in connection with the incident has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

Photo: Archive image of the Marks and Spencer store at The Mall.

The Bristol Post reported yesterday that the incident occurred in the area between Marks and Spencer and Waterstones.

Update: Little Stoke man charged with attempted murder »

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