Works start on four new retail units at Yate Shopping Centre
Works have started on converting the former 'The Entertainer' unit in West Walk into three small retail units and building a new coffee pod at the entrance to the Yate Riverside Cinema and Leisure complex.
Meanwhile a new tenant, Little Giggles Soft Play, is currently undergoing fit-out and is set to open in the first floor unit above the Prezzo and Frankie & Benny's units at Yate Riverside on Easter Monday, 17th April.
The works on both sites, planning permissions for which have already been granted, are expected to start in the next few weeks and will last approximately five months.
Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager: "The Entertainer unit has been empty for several years and as time has gone on it has become evident that the demand for larger sized units has declined. Thus, we have decided to split the unit to meet current demand.
"We are currently in legals with three potential operators and are expecting completion by the middle of the year."
Building works will also start on construction of a new coffee pod at the entrance to Yate Riverside in the very near future, the final piece of construction on this site.
Pretty Nails and Furniture Store have recently opened on North Walk and a ladies fashion operator is close to completing a lease for a unit in West Walk next to Halfords. Update Yours Clothing have taken 5 West Walk and will be opening week 3rd April.
“These are exciting times for the Centre as we fill the various unit vacancies but, importantly, we are now seeing a lot of enquiries from operators wanting to set-up in Yate”.