Cabot Circus Location City: Bristol, UK

Sectors:
Mixed Use, Retail, Leisure, Office, Residential, Hospitality
Services:
Masterplanning
Studios:
London
Client:
The Bristol Alliance - Land Securities and Hammerson

Certifications:

Forms a key part of Bristol’s city centre regeneration programme

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Key Info

Includes:
A urban regeneration scheme of 93,000m² of retail space, 25,000m² of offices, 10,000m² leisure facilities, a 4-storey flagship store, 15 major stores, 100 new shops, 260 residential units and 2,500 parking spaces, plus hotel and student accommodation
Area:
11.8 hectare site
Construction Cost:
£250m
Visitors:
18.2 million a year
Completed:
2008
Sustainability:
BREEAM 'Excellent'
Key award:
MAPIC Retail Award for Best Shopping Centre of the Year 2008.

An award-winning urban regeneration scheme

This multi-award-winning, integrated urban regeneration mixed-use scheme in the heart of Bristol has realised the first light-weight grid shell roof structure in the UK which provides cover to this multi-level naturally ventilated development*.

A BREEAM 1st for the UK

Cabot Circus was the first retail-led development in the UK to achieve the highest BREEAM rating of Excellent.  This development is respected internationally receiving many visits from the development industry worldwide.

Residential units a key component of the masterplan

260 residential units form a core component of the masterplan and scheme. 

Regeneration in a heritage sensitive site

The site's heritage, being a burial ground and a scheduled ancient monument, has been retained and forms the focus for a new public space - Quakers Friars.  

Additionally, we created a network of safe welcoming streets to attract people back into the city centre from out-of-town retail parks but with reduced traffic impact.

As masterplanners for the whole development and designers for the retail and leisure elements of Cabot Circus, Chapman Taylor introduced new buildings, open streets and appropriately proportioned squares that sit naturally within the city’s established urban scale.

*We worked closely with leading artist, Nayan Kulkarni, and consulting engineers, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, to produce one of the scheme's most dramatic elements - a free-form, shell-shaped glass roof, the first of its kind in the UK.

For more information please contact:

Adrian Griffiths
Director (London)
T: +44 (0) 20 7371 3000
Eagriffiths@chapmantaylor.com

Awards

European Standard Parking Award -  European Parking Association
European Standard Parking Award - European Parking Association
Best Commercial Project -  Bristol City Council LACB Built In Quality and Sustainability Awards
Best Commercial Project - Bristol City Council LACB Built In Quality and Sustainability Awards
Regeneration Scheme of the Year (South West) -  Insider Property Awards
Regeneration Scheme of the Year (South West) - Insider Property Awards
Overall Winner -  South West Planning Achievements Awards
Overall Winner - South West Planning Achievements Awards
Commercial or Retail Structures Award -  Structural Awards
Commercial or Retail Structures Award - Structural Awards
Structural Steel Design Award -  Tata Steel
Structural Steel Design Award - Tata Steel
Best Shopping Centre MAPIC EG Retail Awards
Best Shopping Centre MAPIC EG Retail Awards
Gold Award – In-Town Retail Scheme (300,000 sq ft or more) - BCSC Awards
Gold Award – In-Town Retail Scheme (300,000 sq ft or more) - BCSC Awards
All awards
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