The Yate Riverside development is one of the fruits of Haskoll masterplan study produced shortly after Crestbridge Corporate Trustees bought Yate Shopping Centre in 2005.
Originally highlighted as a potential flood risk site with low development potential, further site-specific topographical studies and liaison with the Environment Agency lowered the risk to enable development of the site to be safely contemplated. The 104,000 sq.ft development comprises, three large retail units, eight restaurant/cafes and a six screen cinema. Using lean and fast build techniques, the first phase of the development was completed in only six months. The final phase Cinema, which involved a partial fit-out to achieve high acoustic performance.
The restaurants and retails units were ready to trade for Christmas 2015 with the development becoming fully operational with the opening of the cinema around Easter 2016.