Bristol upgrade pays dividends

September 2013

The Galleries shopping centre in the heart of Bristol continues to benefit from investment by owners InfraRed.

A £1 million refurbishment project around its Merchant Street entrance is now complete which aims to attract more customers into the 322,000 sq ft centre. Upmarket furniture retailer Bo Concept has moved into one of the new units created at the entrance and GCW is actively letting the adjacent 2,000 sq ft unit.

Infrared has made significant improvements to The Galleries since it purchased the centre two years ago. A £3 million investment relocated the existing food court to the middle level of the centre and that project is now complete with the last two units let to Subway and Chopstix.

Significant investment is also planned for the ground floor with the reconfiguration of units, internal renovation and refurbishment of the Broadmead entrance to the scheme. Existing tenants include Argos, Boots, Gap, TK Maxx and Waterstones.

“Further investment in the Broadmead entrance will be the final piece in the jigsaw. The centre had not been updated for 20 years and it has huge potential” says GCW director Chris Hovington.

GCW is actively targeting retailers to fill 500 to 15,000 sq ft units in The Galleries. It also acts for InfraRed on Castle Mall shopping centre in Norwich.