Chance to see plans for Imperial Park

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Local people and community groups will have a chance to review the proposed plans for the final stage of development works at Imperial Park in south Bristol next week.

Owners of the Park, Hammerson, will be holding two days of public exhibitions on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January from 12 noon to 7pm in the management office at Imperial Park.

Hammerson’s proposals mark the final phase of works to be undertaken at the park, delivering new retail, catering and leisure units totalling around 7,250 sq m, including a small Aldi supermarket and a gym.

Hammerson’s plans build on works already undertaken by the previous owners to regenerate the Imperial Tobacco Factory site.

They include additional parking, a new public piazza and improved pedestrian pathways through the site to Hengrove Way. There are also proposals for  new landscaping as well as a wildlife corridor along Hengrove Way.

One of the regeneration projects in south Bristol, the last phase in Imperial Park’s development represents a £15m investment by Hammerson and will provide over 225 new jobs.

A planning application for Hammerson’s proposed plans is due to be submitted to Bristol City Council later this year.

Asset Manager at Hammerson,  Lucy Price said: “The site was earmarked for development as part of the wider regeneration of the area following the closure of the former Imperial Tobacco factory in 1990s.

“By bringing these proposals forward Hammerson will be completing the development at Imperial Park, delivering customers with the very best retail, dining and leisure experience and we look forward to presenting our plans to the local community…”