Yate Shopping Centre Riverside Ground Breaking Event

Date Posted:10/03/2015

Steve Webb, MP for Yate, will kick off construction of the new Yate Riverside leisure development on Friday, 13th March at 9.00am when he ‘breaks the ground’.

He will be accompanied by Yate Town and South Gloucestershire Councillors along with representatives from the developers, Crestbridge, and contractors ISG. It is hoped that members of the public will also turn out to be part this major event in the town’s history.

Yate Mayor, Councillor Wully Perks said: “A cinema has been one of the town’s long held aspirations and is one of the key elements of the town plan. This will be another significant day for the town and will be a major step in the town’s growth. With so much new housing scheduled over the next few years, it is important Yate can offer residents all the facilities that are expected in a town of this size. It will also be a major boost for the local economy bringing jobs and preventing people having to drive further afield for evening entertainment”.

Crestbridge appointed Group Property Controller, Mark Hull, said: “I always promised the people of Yate we would deliver a cinema for the town. It is has been a long and often tough ride but it is great news that work is starting onsite. This project is the fruition of many years work by the Member of Parliament, local councillors, and local stakeholders. We are aware that Steve has  been campaigning for a cinema in Yate for well over 12 years and it is only right that he and the local community come together to celebrate the start of works. ”

Local Member of Parliament, Steve Webb, said: “This is indeed a historic day.   It seems many years since we first launched our ‘Cinema 4 Yate’ campaign in response to the strong views expressed by local residents and particularly young people that they wanted Yate to have its own cinema.   This major step forward is the product of joint working and partnership over many years between the shopping centre owners, local councillors and local residents.  We have persevered through many ups and downs and it is great to be present for the formal beginning of construction works.  We look forward to the completion of the project and to a new boost to the economy for the people of Yate and the surrounding area”.

The public are invited to join the celebrations which will be held in the Link Road overflow car park.


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