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Application to convert King George VI pub into shop and flats

Posted on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 8:55 am by SH (Editor)

Filton's King George VI public house undergoing redevelopment.

The King George VI public house, on the corner of Filton Avenue and Station Road, looks set to be converted to a retail outlet after a ‘change of use’ planning application was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

The application, made by Brewers, a national chain of decorating material suppliers, seeks permission to change the use of the building from ‘public house’ (Class A4) to ‘retail’ (Class A1) and also foresees the provision of four self-contained flats on the first floor of the property.

In a ‘design and access statement’ submitted as part of the application, the company’s agent writes:

“The pub has obviously failed to survive in the recent poor and sustained economic climate.”

“In the light of the current employment climate and the need for housing, we feel the proposal is not unreasonable – creating both jobs and accommodation.”

Subject to approval, the new owners will operate the ground floor as a shop, leaving the flats above for rental.

A total of 37 parking spaces will be provided at the site, with some being designated for use by tenants of the flats and the others for use by staff and customers of the shop.

Public consultation on the planning application runs until 6th June.

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New Asda store looking to build community links

Posted on Thursday 7th November 2013 at 12:21 pm by SH (Editor)

David Rolph and Anne Maddox from the Asda store in Filton, Bristol.

A brand new supermarket is looking to build relationships with local groups when it opens its doors on Monday 2nd December.

Asda Filton is calling on any group from a scout troop, to a charity, nursery school or voluntary organisation to visit the store to look at ways it can work with colleagues in the future.

Anne Maddox, community life champion at the store, said:

“Asda has a really good community approach. We do a lot for charity through our ‘Chosen by You’ voting scheme, where customers can nominate local groups and organisations to be voted for by other shoppers, using green tokens given out at the checkouts. This is a bi-monthly vote and the winner receives £200 from the Asda Foundation, whilst two runners up will each receive £50.”

David Rolph, store manager at Asda Filton, added:

“It’s so important to us that we are part of the community and we look forward to meeting our new customers on opening day.”

The £20m store, located at the Abbey Wood Retail Park, will create 250 new jobs which David believes will help breathe life back into the area:

“The retail park has looked a little the worse for wear since the closure of its anchor stores but the arrival of Asda should bring large numbers of shoppers back.”

The 30,000sqft store will feature a host of exciting ranges such as fresh counters, a George clothing department and customer restaurant.

It will also feature Asda’s Chosen by You food range and customers will be able to use the Asda Price Guarantee (APG). This will allow shoppers the chance to compare the price of their shop with competitor supermarkets and if Asda isn’t 10% cheaper, it will refund the difference.

Photo: David Rolph and Anne Maddox from the new Asda store.

220 jobs on offer at new Asda store in Filton

Posted on Thursday 22nd August 2013 at 6:00 pm by SH (Editor)

220 jobs available within the new Asda store in Filton, Bristol.

Applications are now open for 220 jobs at the new Asda Filton store, which will be located at Abbey Wood Retail Park.

Asda’s first store in Filton opens this November and applicants wishing to express an interest in the jobs should visit www.asda.jobs/hourly.

New store manager, Dave Rolph, said:

“At Asda we recruit for attitude and train for skill. We always believe that our colleagues make the store what it is and I’m looking to recruit hard working colleagues who can deliver great customer service with a smile on their face. Asda is popular within Bristol but many people in Filton have had to drive a long way to shop with us, so I’m proud to be able to open our newest store in this famous community.”

Job positions are available throughout the store, including shop-floor colleagues, bakery and checkout. Details can be found at the above website.

The 30,000 sq ft store will feature a host of exciting ranges such as fresh counters, a George clothing department and customer restaurant.

It will also feature Asda’s Chosen by You food range and customers will be able to use the Asda Price Guarantee (APG). This will allow shoppers the chance to compare the price of their shop with competitor supermarkets and if Asda isn’t 10% cheaper, it will refund the difference.

Source: Press release issued on behalf of Asda

Green light for new Asda store at Abbey Wood Retail Park

Posted on Monday 12th March 2012 at 9:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Units at the Abbey Wood Retail Park, Filton, Bristol

The opening of an Asda food store at Filton’s Abbey Wood Retail Park has moved a step closer after South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) granted planning permission for a redevelopment of part of the site.

The approved plans involve demolishing the ‘southern terrace’ of units (previously occupied by Woolworths and T.J. Hughes) and replacing it with a 5,007sqm Asda foodstore and two adjacent non-food outlets with a combined 3,530sqm gross floorspace.

Two further new freestanding units, totalling 1,244sqm and situated on land currently used for car parking, are also included in the plans. Each of these units will be sub-divided into three units of varying sizes.

One of the new freestanding units will also house public WCs on the ground floor and a management office on the first floor.

The existing ‘northern terrace’, occupied at present by Next Clearance, Brantano, JJB, Pets at Home and Matalan, will have its frontage and eastern flank wall remodelled.

Proposed landscaping features will include a ‘Central Square’, in the middle of the existing car park, and an ‘East Square’ flanked by the two new freestanding units.

The point of vehicular access will remain the same, but a new pedestrian link will be constructed from the MOD access road on the south-eastern boundary of the site, while pedestrian access from Station Road, on the northern edge of the site, will be improved.

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