- The Mall opened on 31st March 1998 and was voted the Shopping Centre of
- The Mall has 750,000 Square Feet of retailing space and contains 130
retail stores including two anchor stores, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.
- There is a split-level 1200 seat food court in The Mall with panoramic
views. There are 15 food outlets within The Mall including a coffee bar at
Marks and Spencer and a licensed restaurant at John Lewis called The Place
to Eat which itself seats 320.
- John Lewis moved to The Mall from Bristol city centre in 1998 and is the
south west's largest department store. They offer free delivery within a 34
mile radius of the store, have a telephone ordering service and there are
interpreters available for foreign visitors.
- Marks and Spencer have recently refurbished their store at a cost of £3
million into a concept store including a large Food Hall with Bakery,
Butchers Shop and Delicatessen, a Coffee Bar as well as the extensive range
of clothing and gifts with high quality service that you would expect from
one of Britain's favourite retailers.
- The food court at The Mall overlooks Filton Airfield. With the aviation
theme in mind see if you can spot the models of the Red Arrows suspended
from the ceiling of the upper mall near John Lewis.
- There are 7000 free car parking spaces at The Mall.
- The popular fountain feature in the centre of The Mall where water shoots
in bursts to the ceiling unexpectedly prompted a welcome response by
visitors throwing in coins. The coins are collected and given to charity.
- Since it opened, The Mall has experienced over 35 million customer visits.
- The busiest day at The Mall was on December 28th 1999 when 77,500 shoppers
- At any one time there may be up to 10,000 people within The Mall.
- It is estimated that the success of The Mall has increased its value to
over £500 million.
- The Mall recently enjoyed its 1000th day in operation and also the takings
in that period had exceeded the £1 Billion pound mark!