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Client The Bristol Alliance (Land Securities and Hammerson)
Turley office Bristol
Status Scheme complete and opened
LPA Bristol City Council

Planning support for major Bristol shopping centre

Our role

  • Developed the overall planning strategy and provided masterplanning advice to the client to enable the major redevelopment of Bristol Shopping Quarter.
  • Contributing our expertise and local knowledge to this highly successful scheme.
  • The project represented a dramatic transformation in traffic, retail and pedestrian flows, requiring a close working relationship with CABE, English Heritage and a range of local stakeholders; particularly in relation to the highly sensitive Quakers Friars listed buildings.


  • Achieved outline and reserved matters consent, and scheduled monuments consent.
  • Cabot Circus is widely regarded as a landmark shopping centre, having won numerous awards.
  • A popular shopping destination for the local community and visitors from a wider catchment area.
  • Bristol is in the UK’s top ten city centres, due to initiatives such as this bold and adventurous scheme.


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