Bristol’s Cabot Circus has attracted more than one million consumers since it launched on 25 September.

The £500m scheme developed by the Bristol Alliance, a partnership between Hammerson and Land Securities, attracted more than 120,000 consumers on its first day and close to half a million by the end of its first trading weekend.

Despite the challenging economic climate the 1m sq ft scheme has delivered strong footfall figures and healthy trading figures.

The House of Fraser store at the scheme has performed well with a total of 19,612 transactions and 26,333 units sold since it opened its doors.

Quakers Friars, the premium fashion and restaurant quarter, is anchored by Harvey Nichols which has exceeded budget expectations.

On the second day of trading there had to be a queuing system implemented outside the store to deal with the number of customers.

Richard Belt, Cabot Circus centre director, said: ‘Footfall has been consistently high since the launch and the fact that shoppers are spending in stores and not just browsing highlights the strength of the brands within the scheme. To achieve over 1 million consumers in less than two weeks is tremendous given the current economic environment.

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