ISG wins £10 million Yate retail and leisure scheme

ISG has negotiated a £10 million project to create a retail and leisure destination in Yate, South Gloucestershire for Shopping Centre Trustees - Crestbridge. The Yate Riverside development is anchored by a six-screen Cineworld multiplex cinema and includes a two-storey Next outlet, as well as restaurants and cafes.

Next Visualisation of the new Yate Riverside development (image courtesy of Haskoll architects)

Renewing the partnership with Crestbridge, which most recently saw ISG deliver 40,000 sq ft of new retail units at Yate Shopping Centre, the contractor will build Yate Riverside on land adjoining an existing overflow car park in the town centre. ISG will construct the shell and core infrastructure for seven restaurant/café units and three retail outlets in addition to the cinema complex. Sectional handovers will enable tenants to fit out units from early autumn, with the cinema expected to open in early 2016.

The contemporary design for the new steel-frame development includes the use of high-performance and visually striking composite cladding materials to external elevations, as well as large expanses of curtain walling. The new cinema incorporates a double-height canopy at its entrance, with raking rhombus design elements to its façade. 

Andy Demetriou, divisional managing director of ISG’s Retail and Hospitality business, commented: “Returning to Yate to deliver this highly anticipated mixed-use development represents an important win for the business and reinforces our relationship with Crestbridge’s influential development team.  Residents have been campaigning to bring a cinema to Yate for some time and we’re delighted not only to deliver a state-of-the-art six screen Cineworld, but further enhance the range and choice of food and retail outlets for the local community.”

The project team for the Crestbridge development includes, Hanover Cube as external project management, Haskoll – architects, Quadrant Harmon – consulting engineer, Sweett Group acting as employers’ agent and PQS and Lamorbey Associates – building services consultant.