Following Bristol City Council's decision to approve the redevelopment of Broadmead on Wednesday (6th September), Bristol Chamber & Initiative's James Durie has spoken out.
Upon hearing the news regarding the proposed development of Callowhill Court, James commented:
“We welcome this proposed new investment into Bristol city centre and the outline approval reached by the Council.
“The development will enhance the spatial cohesion of Bristol’s main shopping quarter, piggybacking off the success of Cabot Circus, and helping to boost Broadmead, the Galleries and the Arcade, to improve the city’s retail and leisure offering.
“Besides the direct jobs it will create, there are a number of wider economic benefits associated with the development.
“The retail and leisure industry plays an instrumental role in enhancing the city’s reputation as a great place to live, work and do business.
“Without sustained investment in our retail and leisure offering, our capacity to remain a net contributor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer is diminished, so we simply cannot pass up on this golden opportunity.
“To this end, I hope that transport issues raised can be resolved suitably and not lead to the process being dragged out longer than necessary.”