The Mall at Cribbs Causeway underlines position as South West trading spot of choice with new tenants

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has announced two new tenants have signed for the scheme in recent weeks – indicating continued occupier confidence in the South West regional scheme which has seen strong sales and footfall since the reopening of retail post lockdown.

  • ProCook, one of the UK’s leading specialist kitchen and dining ware brands, has selected The Mall for its latest retail space, becoming its seventh new store to open this year. Having experienced exponential growth over the past eighteen months with the working public turning attention to their homes and cookware through the lockdown periods, its new 2,772 sq ft store can be found in the former Clintons unit.
  • The second arrival is Ribble Cycles, the proudly British bicycle brand based in Lancashire which is amongst the longest established bicycle manufacturers in the world. The Mall is the choice for its fifth showroom, alongside Bluewater, Nottingham, Birmingham and its Lancashire flagship, making this its first presence in the South West. Ribble Cycles has taken the 1,500 sq ft store steps from the entrance to John Lewis on the lower level, showcasing a selection of bikes from its award-winning range and offering a brand immersive experience with hopes of strong sales in the lead up to Christmas.

Scott Linard, Portfolio Director at M&G Real Estate comments: “With its extensive catchment drawn from across the South West and South Wales and an enviable array of international and national brands, The Mall remains the home of shopping in the South West. Shoppers have been back to The Mall in their millions since reopening as the joy of seeing and feeling garments off screen and the pleasure of a day out with friends and loved ones rekindles the nation’s hunger for real life retail. Conversations with our occupier partners underline that key trading hubs in targeted regional locations provide an unmatched showcase for their brand offer.

“Welcoming Ribble Cycles to its first South West showroom and ProCook to one of a first tranche of shopping centre stores will only add to the centre’s appeal as we approach what will be the most significant trading period in memory leading up to Christmas 2021.”

David Stacey, Commercial Director, Ribble Cycles comments: “Opening our showroom doors in Bristol’s ever-popular The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is such an exciting statement for the brand and testament to the success of our retail strategy and portfolio roll-out plan. The Mall is a destinational shopping centre with easy access and great transport links, high consumer footfall and resident premium global brands that share our values. Furthermore, Bristol and the South West have such a strong cycling legacy and heritage that aligns perfectly with our brand vision and strong existing regional consumer base – all prime considerations for when opening a state of the art Ribble Showroom and showcasing Ribble Cycles to the South West and beyond.”

Andy Kerr, Retail Director at ProCook added: “We strongly believe in the continued benefit of in-store physical retail as part of our multi-channel offer and Cribbs Causeway is the perfect proposition as we continue our expansion into destination shopping centres this year. We are delighted to be bringing ProCook to The Mall and are looking forward to welcoming customers.”

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is home to 153 shops and restaurants. Employing over 6,000 people from within a 20-mile radius, The Mall also serves both local and national businesses by providing a major regional hub for UK and international retailers.