Located in the heart of the South Gloucestershire town, Yate Shopping Centre is an outdoor mall with over one hundred retailers that range from famous high street names such as Tesco Extra, M&S Simply Food, Sports Direct, Costa Coffee, New Look, M&Co, Argos, The Entertainer and Dorothy Perkins, to locally renowned independent stores such as ironmonger Meredith’s and Jeweller Abrahams.
A strong community shopping complex, Yate Shopping Centre holds a varied events programme throughout the year that has included a local talent contest, childrens attractions, Christmas events and celebrity visits including Peter Andre, Steps and X Factor finalists.
Construction of Yate Shopping Centre began in the 60’s with the mall being opened officially by famous face of the day Patricia Phoenix (who played Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street). The centre has grown and developed ever since into a popular, bustling shopping destination for both local and regional customers.
Yate Shopping Centre has seen many developments and changes over the years. In the 90’s glass canopies were installed along the mall, giving the centre a greater standing as an all weather shopping complex. In the 80’s East Walk was developed for the construction of a new Tesco store. Recently, this store has seen a significant investment and has been transformed into a Tesco Extra with110,000 sq ft of retail space, an enhanced customer provision and 24 hour trading. See our development section for more information on the new Tesco Extra.
Within walking distance of the centre, there is also a Jobcentre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau, Library, Leisure Centre as well as the new youth cafe, the Armadillo. The £12 million West Gate Health Centre was opened in 2010 after construction began in 2008.
During 2012 four retail units were transformed in to a new JD Wetherspoon named Thorn's Farm, providing an alternative eating and social expereience.
The future of Yate Shopping Centre is looking bright too. The building of four new units at the centre has seen M&S and Sports Direct open at Yate Shopping Centre in 2013. For more on this exciting investment, see our developments page.
Our Mission Statement
“To provide customers with a safe, welcoming and clean environment providing an exciting mix of shops and friendly, helpful staff.”
Individual shop opening times do vary so please check with your favourite stores before travelling.
Contact details as well as individual store opening times can be found via the Store Finder
Tesco Extra operates 24 hours a day throughout the week and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
Food & Drink
From grabbing something tasty to eat on the go, catching up with friends over a coffee, refuelling after a hard days shopping or getting the week's groceries in, you'll find plenty of places to eat and drink at Yate Shopping Centre.
Click on the stores below to find out more...
Yate Shopping Centre understands that it is important to provide facilities that meet customer expectations and therefore new public conveniences have been constructed on West Walk outside of the Westgate Centre. The new facilities opened to customers on the 27th March 2013.
To see the location of the new West Walk toilets click here
Yate Shopping Centre is a single level shopping complex.
You can hire a wheel chair free of charge from Yate Shopping Centre. Call 01454 311229 to book or for more information.
There are 49 disabled parking spaces around the centre all giving easy accesss to the mall. You can find these at:
North external car park - 24 spaces
Under Croft car park - 16 spaces
West car park (near McDonalds) - 9 spaces
Shopmobility offers scooter and wheelchair (powered and manual) hire to anyone with limited mobility, to give them the freedom to visit shops and leisure facilities in Yate. Anyone is welcome: young and old, with temporary or permanent disabilities or injuries. You do not need to be registered disabled to use Shopmobility.
The service is free to anyone with a South Gloucestershire bus pass, £3 for other users. For a small charge, Shopmobility can provide longer-term hire for those with a temporary disability, for people who staying in the area for a period of time, for people whose own scooter/Powered wheelchair is being repaired or for those considering buying a scooter in the future.
They also have scooters that can dismantle and fit into most cars for those wishing to go away on holiday.
Yate Library, 44 West Walk, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 4AX
Tel: 01454 868718, Mob: 07999 574474
9.30am-4pm Tuesday and Friday
9.30am-2pm Thursday and Saturday
Shopmobility can deliver a scooter/wheelchair to you at Yate shopping centre bus stop on these days.
Long–term hire available subject to availability at small cost.
It is advisable to book in advance
Green Community Travel
Green Community Travel provide a variety of transport including our programme of visits and outings to address social isolation. User Group members may travel outside the South Gloucestershire boundary, GCT can provide vehicles and drivers. Ring and Ride booking on 0845 241 0985, Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm - you can book up to two days in advance or see webisite for more details http://www.yate-ct.org.uk/
Check here for any current job opportunities at shops and restaurants at Yate Shopping Centre.More Information
Yate Shopping Centre has a 24 hour security provision seven days a week with CCTV operating throughout the centre for the comfort and safety of our customers. All of our security officers are fully first aid trained.
If you have lost an item at the centre, please contact the security team at 01454 311229. Please note unclaimed items are donated to charity after three months.
The meeting point for lost or found children is next to Boswell's Cafe. Please advise the security control room on 01454 311229 immediately upon finding or losing a child.
East Walk Development
The development that commenced during 2009 was a major project that resulted in a number of improvements for shoppers including:
A New Tesco Extra store and 4 large retail units on East Walk creating a dramatic prime entrance
A new and redesigned car park with a large number of spaces benefiting from weather protection
A new bus station and taxi rank
New improved access and signage
New lighting, street furniture and landscaping
Marks & Spencer Simply Food
The owners of Yate Shopping Centre submitted a planning application for a Marks & Spencer Simply Food store in East Walk at the Yate Shopping Centre.
The application was for a new unit of combined floorspace at ground and first floor level of 1,678 square metres to sell both food and non-food goods as typically found in such a store.
Planning permission was granted by South Gloucestershire Council in July 2009 for four new retail units in East Walk, located directly opposite the new Tesco Extra store. This application seeks to amend that permission to accommodate the Marks & Spencer store. Two of the units will be merged at ground floor level to form the new store
Sports Direct and Costa Coffee also signed leases to take occupation of the new East Walk units along side Marks & Spencer Simply Food. The development commenced during October 2012 and the new stores opened during Spring 2013. The one remaining unit will likely be taken by a leading fashion operator. Costa Coffee opened their new store on the 21st April 2013 and Sports Direct opened on the 27th April 2013. M&S Simply Food opened their new store on the 5th June 2013. Click here for development photos
Link Road Leisure Development Proposal
A public consultation was undertaken during April 2013 on proposals to develop land adjacent to Yate’s Link Road overflow car park.
Dominion Corporate Trustees (DCT), owners of the town’s Shopping Centre, are proposing that the site is developed as a leisure quarter with a cinema, restaurants and new retail units.
Mark Hull, DCT’s Group Property Controller, said: “We have always been aware of the strong feelings to see a cinema in Yate. When we first consulted the public seven years ago, shortly after buying the centre, on the proposals for a new Tesco store and additional retail units in East Walk, the things that topped the public’s wish list then was a new cinema and more high street retail names.
“We have so far secured Marks & Spencer Simply Foods, Sports Direct and Costa Coffee for East Walk, along with strong interest from a national fashion retailer on the final unit, and are now doing our best to deliver a cinema!
“Our aim is to create a nightlife venue for Yate that will rival other nearby centres and save people having to drive out of the town for their entertainment. We are proposing a six screen cinema, six restaurants and food outlets of various sizes, and three new retail outlets. It is a combination that will make the project viable and is attractive to the market. We already have operators interested in taking the majority of the space in the development.
The proposed development will have easy access to Yate’s new bus station and will see an increase in parking provisions with a total of 360 car parking spaces along with a further 1260 that already exist at the Shopping Centre.
The total investment in the project is well in excess of £12 million. It is expected to create over 150 further jobs in the Centre with as many as another 100 jobs during the construction phase.
Mark Hull: “This latest project will bring our total spend in Yate to over £40 million in the last three years and we are committed to ensuring that Yate Shopping Centre is a 21st Century facility that serves the locality and plays a major role in keeping people in the town. This kind of investment is just unheard of during times of recession, but we believe in the longevity of the Shopping Centre and Town as a whole”.
The consulation display can be downloaded here
The consultation information leaflet can be downloaded here
A planning application was submitted during November 2013 - link to planning application here
South Gloucestershire Council granted planning permission on the 7th May 2014 for the leisure development. Ecology works have now commenced and the building works are due to commence January 2015 with an expected completion date late 2015.
Yate Leisure Centre
Which opened in the 1970’s is undergoing its first ever major refurbishment, with £1.8million being spent on the centre. This has seen a brand new softplay, café and reception area open in August. Phase two includes Yate getting its Active Gym, featuring the latest Technogym equipment, Spinning Studio and our new Active Service Plan to ensure customers get the results they want for their health and fitness goals. The gym features 90 pieces (double that of the old gym in the centre) of equipment and the ‘Wellness’ System the personal trainer key, which enables members to ensure they follow their personal fitness programme and stay in touch with the fitness staff who are there to support them. www.sgleisure.org/centres/yate
If you would like more information about letting a unit at Yate Shopping Centre, contact either:
Director - Retail & Leisure
Direct line: +44 (0) 117 910 5271 e-mail: Spencer.Wilson@dtz.com
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To find out more about Yate Shopping Centre and the opportunities letting a unit at the centre could present, you can download our letting brochure here and download our leasing plan here. Watch our letting video here.
If you are interested in holding a mall promotion, would like to rent an Retail Mall Unit (RMU) or would like to discuss other commercial opportunities at Yate Shopping Centre, please contact Tracy King on 01454 318554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org