The exciting new Cabot Circus shopping development in Bristol City Centre opens today. And Capita Symonds played an important part in it's development.
Working on behalf of The Bristol Alliance, a four party consortium of retail and infrastructure developers and funding companies, we provided the transportation and highway engineering design for this major redevelopment of Bristol’s main shopping area.
In the later stages of the projects, we were also appointed to work for the development contractors on the Public Realm Regeneration Scheme, which included all new paving, street furniture and drawings.
The scheme comprises a mix of land uses, including up to 60,0002 of offices, 400 new homes, a car park for 2,500 cars with associated variable message signing, and a package of measures to improve accessibility by public transport including real time passenger information systems.
To allow development the scheme required the major diversion of the primary road network including the main gyratory junction at the city centre end of Bristol’s central motorway link, the M32, and diversion of major utilities infrastructure. The new design includes surface level crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, to ensure the dual carriageway isn’t a barrier to entry.