"Bristol has a great lifestyle culture which fits perfectly with our brand." Joseph Wan, Chief Executive of Harvey Nichols.
Bristol received a massive boost with the opening of the new £500m Cabot Circus retail and leisure development in September 2008. This one million sq ft retail-led, mixed-use development was delivered by the Bristol Alliance, a partnership between Land Securities and Hammerson.
Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser have both taken flagship stores in the development. Cabot Circus also features a 37,000 sq ft Cinema de Lux (with 13 screens, in a state of the art auditoria), a 120-bedroom hotel and 20 restaurants and cafes, including renowned chef Raymond Blanc's Blanc Brasserie. Cabot Circus also has more than 161,500 sq ft of office space and over 200 new homes integrated into the development, including 24 affordable homes.
Research by DTZ reveals that Bristol's retail sector includes approximately one million sq m of floor space provision.
The sector offers a great variety of shopping locations, a high share of independent retailers and a vibrant range of street markets and tourism events.
Bristol's St Nicholas Market has been crowned the UK's greenest market by the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF).
This includes the award winning Bristol Farmers Market as well as the Slow Food Market.
Well known concentrations of Bristol's small and independent retailers are to be found in locations such as: Christmas Steps, Clifton Village, Gloucester Road, Church Road, Old Market, Stokes Croft and Stapleton Road/St. Marks Road. This contributes hugely to the vitality of Bristol's established shopping areas and proves attractive to both visiting tourists and residents alike.
Also, situated just north of Bristol is The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, which includes a number of major stores and restaurants/cafes.
Please contact the Economy Enterprise & Inclusion Team of Bristol City Council for further information on Corporate Relocation Assistance:
Tel: +44(0) 117 92 22928