EAST WALK BUILDING WORK STARTS NEXT WEEK
Work on the new retail units in East Walk gets underway next week with the demolition of the existing toilets and changes in the car park layout to the north of the Tesco store.
The construction area will be hoarded off as from Monday, 15th October. This will involve substantial changes in the area adjacent to East Walk including the loss of up to 130 car parking spaces.
Yate Shopping Centre Manager, Andrew Lowrey: "We will be erecting hoardings around the development area which will see the loss of customer parking spaces. However we will be working closely with our contractors to ensure that any loss is kept to a minimum.
"Over the next few months we ask all shoppers to co-operate by following any signage and to use public transport if they can or to make use of the overflow car park".
Temporary toilet facilities are now available in West Walk whilst the new facilities are being built opposite the Westgate Health Centre.
The existing facilities are being demolished to make way for the four new large retail units which will be occupied by Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Sports Direct and Costa Coffee.
Andrew Lowrey: "We will be announcing a further new operator in the near future. These operators are major coups for Yate and shows national confidence in the Centre's draw as a shopping destination".
The building works are expected to be finished by March 2013 with the new operators opening in Spring next year. Full details of the works are available either on the Yate Shopping Centre website (http://tinyurl.com/2fkkgdb) or on the noticeboards in the Centre.