First residents occupy new shopping centre flats

Date Posted:11/08/2017

The first occupants of the recently completed flats within the Yate Shopping Centre complex have moved in this week.

Eight of the 13 flats, a mixture of one and two-bedroom units, above retail units in South Parade, South Walk and West Walk have been occupied already and there are still one one-bed and four two-bedroom flats available for rent.

Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, said: “The Government and South Gloucestershire Council encourage landowners to bring back redundant space in town centres above retail units to help meet the urgent requirement for more housing.

“Over the last couple of years we have been looking at our options and identified several areas where we can make badly needed residential units available for public rental.

“We had an immediate demand for the flats, we have five remaining for rent and are interested to hear from any parties wishing to be considered as tenants.

“The Shopping Centre already has 34 long-established residential tenants and this is the latest move to ensure all space within the complex is used effectively, making both a social and economic contribution to the town’s economy.

“The Shopping Centre is now an attractive place to live and has a great eating and leisure offer with a 6 screen cinema, a fantastic range of restaurants and an onsite gym. The centre provides over 2,500 jobs and has excellent public transport links.

“The new residential units come at the same time as several new operators are opening in North and West Walks ensuring the Centre has a very highly successful overall occupancy rate.”

Anybody interested in renting a flat should contact Jeny Hillson, Yate Shopping Centre, tel no 01454 318554.

Back To News

Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter

Media Centre