PG Group have been looking for tenants for the business units, and targeting local independents which will add to the culture and vibrancy of the local area. Bristol Loaf are an established bakery and cafe currently trading in Redfield, Bedminster and at the Bristol Beacon. To quote from their website: “We are an independent company who handcraft delicious, certified organic breads as well as savouries, pastries and cakes. We use only the highest quality, organic ingredients sourced as locally and ethically as possible.” Bristol Loaf want to come to the Carriageworks but need more space than any of the individual business units offer. PG have therefore submitted a planning application to merge four of the units facing the market square into one unit for Bristol Loaf.
The CAG Liaison Group has considered the application and on balance supports it as it will draw visitors into the site, helping provide custom for other traders and the market and secure the community access sought by the original Carriageworks Vision. It’s also good to see a Bristol company taking the space and we hope it will create not just a place to find great food but also good jobs and opportunities for local people.
You can find details of the planning application to merge the units on the Council’s website. Do make your own comments to the planners, whether you support or oppose the proposal.
If the planning application is successful PG hope that Bristol Loaf can open at the Carriageworks by May.