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Refurbished Bristol Shopping Centre Now Home To 400 Retail Jobs

24 Mar 2014

Refurbished Bristol Shopping Centre Now Home To 400 Retail Jobs

Last week saw the official opening of Abbey Wood Shopping Park in Filton, a newly refurbished location which is home to over 400 Bristol retail jobs.

The refurbishment of the retail park has come at an investment of £10 million but has added new retail outlets to the existing Bristol site and now supports a further 200 jobs in the local economy.

One of the biggest employers at Abbey Wood Shopping Park is supermarket chain Asda which has around half of the full and part time positions that the revamped Bristol retail park is home to. Other retailers and food & drink chains at the new shopping park are B&M, Brantano, Costa Coffee, Frankie & Benny’s, Matalan, McDonald’s, Nando’s, Next, Pets At Home, Sporting Pro and Subway.

The relaunch and grand opening of Abbey Wood Shopping Park took place last Thursday with a backdrop of live music and events featuring cooking demonstrations by the park’s retailers and a series of shows by local Bristol entertainers and national acts.

Ian Cody, Asset Manager at Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited, said that the need for the new look Bristol retail park had already been proven by the fact that many of the retailers were outperforming their expectations at the Filton site.

“From the previously tired and unattractive scheme, a beautiful and vibrant new shopping area has been created. We are delighted that the new Abbey Wood Shopping Park is already providing a much-needed new destination shopping area to the people of Filton as well as a strong source of employment for the local community,” added Mr Cody.

The Abbey Wood Shopping Park doesn’t currently advertise any of their retail jobs in Bristol through its own website so advises job seekers to visit the websites of the individual retailers with a presence at the new Filton retail park.

We also advertise student jobs for some of the retailers based at Abbey Wood Shopping Park through our own website. For a bit of background on the retailers and food & drink chains at Abbey Wood - and to see what current vacancies are being advertised in Bristol and other parts of the UK, check out our company profiles for the employers below:

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