Cabot Circus
Introduction <ul><li>Cabot Circus is a shopping centre in Bristol, England. The Cabot Circus development area contains sho...
History  <ul><li>The original chosen name 'Merchants Quarter' came under criticism due to its associations to the slave tr...
Advantages and Disadvantages  <ul><li>more job opportunities  </li></ul><ul><li>Modern leisure and retail facilities  </li...
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Cabot Circus AB and AD.ppt

  1. 1. Cabot Circus
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Cabot Circus is a shopping centre in Bristol, England. The Cabot Circus development area contains shops, offices, a cinema, hotel and 250 apartments. It covers a total of 1,500,000 sq ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Cabot Circus opened in September 2008, after a ten year planning and a building project costing £500 million. </li></ul><ul><li>It was part of a regeneration of the old Broadmead </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>The original chosen name 'Merchants Quarter' came under criticism due to its associations to the slave trade. </li></ul><ul><li>The name of Cabot was chosen following a public vote taken in November 2007, and commemorates John Cabot, an Italian explorer who is closely associated with Bristol. </li></ul><ul><li>Work began on the site in September 2005, following planning approval in December 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Cabot Circus comprises three multi-level pedestrians streets, with apartment block areas. Its focal point, The Circus, has a large glass-panelled roof. </li></ul><ul><li>The centre won the 2008 BREEAM Retail award for its sustainable design, including its natural ventilation, low energy lighting and rainwater harvesting system. The complex was opened to shoppers on 25 September 2008. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages and Disadvantages <ul><li>more job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Modern leisure and retail facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to get to by public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Buses come regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Everything you want is in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Cabot Circus has made Bristol become a main attraction </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for parking </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic congestion for local residents </li></ul><ul><li>Independent businesses are getting less income </li></ul><ul><li>Not easily suitable for wheelchair access </li></ul><ul><li>Can cause problems for commuters </li></ul>

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