East Walk retail units handover completed

Date Posted:21/03/2013

The four new retail units in Yate Shopping Centre’s East Walk have been handed over by the contractors ISG to the centre management ready for the final stage of the project.

Costa and Sports Direct will start fitting-out on Monday, 25th March and Marks & Spencer Simply Food two weeks later.

It is confirmed that Costa will open Monday, 22nd April; Sports Direct four days later and Marks & Spencer on 5th June.

Speaking at the handover, Shopping Centre Manager, Andrew Lowrey, said: “It has been a fantastic effort by the whole project team to deliver the units on time. The contractors and their many subcontractors have had their work cut out but credit to them as it all came together in the end!

“The new East Walk entrance gives a truly modern feel to the Shopping Centre which is important as it is the first view that many visitors get. It is the first major upgrade to this part of the centre since it was built over 40 years ago.

“The completion of the units is the end of the first phase of the revamp of Yate Shopping Centre which the owners promised when they bought it six years ago. There are other plans coming forward and these will be announced in the near future.” 


Andrew Lowrey, Shopping Centre Manager (second right) congratulates Richard Eames, ISG Site Manager (right), on successful completion of the project watched by Paul Boden, Yate Shopping Centre Project Manager (left) and Pete Harvey ISG Project Manager. 

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