The Mall, Cribbs Causeway


M&G, JT Bayliss and Intu plan to add an extra 35,350 sq m of space for shops to the existing 68,000 sq m Mall.

As one of the busiest areas for development in the country, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway and Filton in the northern outskirts of greater Bristol are in the process of huge transformation with over 500 acres of land being developed for housing, employment and community infrastructure.

Since 1998, The Mall has been the major out of town shopping destination in the Bristol area, providing over 130 retail and leisure outlets. The new proposals seek to expand the main mall and further develop and connect the adjacent leisure site.

The proposals include a 120-bed hotel, 150 apartments, new bus station, a multi-storey car park with 1,500 spaces and land bridge over Merlin Road to The Venue, the cinema, bowling and dining zone. Building work is due to start in 2017 and the extension should be fully open by 2021.

It is anticipated that over 3,000 construction jobs would be created through the development.

The outline planning application required a set of verified views be produced for a number of local and distant viewpoints, communicating not only the basic development parameters but also illustrating the differing uses and separation of certain elements of the proposed designs.

We explored various different visual treatments with the planning consultants LVIA specialist, resulting in a set of views that clearly demonstrated the relationships of the proposed with the existing mall and it’s context.

The planning application was submitted in January 2015 and remains under consideration by both South Gloucestershire and Bristol councils.


Client: M&G Real Estate / Intu Properties / JT Bayliss
Architect: Chapman Taylor
Planning Consultants: Nathanial Lichfield & Partners
Scope: Verified Photomontage CGIs – AVR 1
Planning Ward: Patchway
Status: Pending Consideration