Cabot Circus owner Bristol Alliance is planning a multi-million pound regeneration of Bristol's Broadmead area, with one third of the space reserved for restaurants, bars and a hotel in a bid to reinvigorate the city centre's nightlife.
The planned development, which is expected to create hundreds of jobs in retail, F&B and leisure, aims to "enhance Bristol's reputation as the pre-eminent shopping location in the South West", and better connect access between Broadmead and Cabot Circus, according to Bristol Alliance.
The facades of the Horsefair and Penn Street will be replaced by a modernised shopping area space, which will offer a mix of independent, national and international retail outlets.
Plans are set to be submitted to Bristol City Council in the autumn following a public consultation process launched this week.
Phillipa Zieba, development representative for Hammerson, one of the two firms which make up Bristol Alliance, said: "We are very excited to share these plans with the public. We recognise that Broadmead has its own special character, which we want to maintain, but we want to make it a much more user-friendly space for shoppers, increasing the integration between Cabot Circus and Broadmead.
"Through this initial consultation we want to hear people's opinions of the regeneration proposal and how they think the space can be improved.
"We are planning to submit plans to the council in the autumn, and, subject to approval, we will hold a second consultation in the future with prospective designs and greater information about building plots and heights."
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