Retail Development at Fox Den Road

Aerial view of site (artist's impression).
Aerial view of the site (artist’s impression) looking south, with the Premier Inn and multi-use building in the foreground. The rear of the existing Sainsbury’s store can be seen in the far background.

A new mixed-use development featuring an Aldi supermarket, a Costa drive-through, a Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant could be built in Stoke Gifford.

planning application for the proposed development, on vacant land to the rear of Sainsbury’s in Fox Den Road, was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council on 2nd April 2020.

The developer behind the scheme is Baylis Estates Limited, well known locally for its involvement in The Mall and The Venue at Cribbs Causeway.

Statement on the Baylis Estates Limited website (April 2024):

“This 4-acre site, close to Bristol Parkway Station, was acquired from Aviva in 2019 with pre-lettings to Premier Inn (103-bed hotel), Beefeater, Aldi and Costa drive thru. Upon securing detailed planning consent development started in Q4 2022 and Beard Construction completed the scheme in Q1 2024. The completed investment has been forward sold.”

Anticipated opening dates:

  • Beefeater: 17th June 2024 (Source: Banner at site)
  • Costa: Early April 2024 (NOW OPEN)
  • Aldi: 13th June 2024 (NOW OPEN)
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Submission of a formal planning application followed a pre-application public consultation exercise that took place in August and September 2019 and involved neighbouring residents and local councillors. At that time, Aviva Investors were said to be the owners of the land.

Although the outline plans revealed in 2019 included a gym, this has been removed from the submitted planning application and substituted with a ‘multi-use’ building. The applicant says this would “allow a range of different complementary uses to come forward in the future if the market allows”.

UPDATE (13th June 2024): The new Aldi store opened on schedule today.

Aldi store opening: Ribbon cutting with store manager AJ Currey, Paralympian Stephanie Millward and pupils from St Michael’s Primary School.

Read more: New Aldi store opened by Paralympic gold medallist Stephanie Millward (The Journal)

UPDATE (25th February 2024): The new Beefeater restaurant is now advertising for staff. Visit the Journal’s Jobs page for details.

UPDATE (23rd February 2024): The new Aldi store is now advertising for staff. Visit the Journal’s Jobs page for details.

UPDATE (14th December 2022): Groundworks have now been under way for a number of weeks. Piling for the hotel’s concrete frame has been completed and work on the foundations has started.

UPDATE (7th January 2022): Work has started to clear the site. Trees around the perimeter of the site are being felled. See photo below. An update article is planned for the March/April issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine.

UPDATE (22nd May 2021): Following an officer recommendation to approve the application and in the absence of any ‘call in’ by council members, planning consent was duly granted under delegated powers on 23rd April 2021.

UPDATE (8th February 2021): A large number of revised plans and reports have appeared on the South Gloucestershire Council planning portal today.

The planning application

P20/05916/F | Erection of mixed-use development comprising of Hotel and Restaurant, Supermarket, Coffee Shop with Drive Thru Facility and multi-use building

Site plan of the proposed development.
Site plan of the proposed development, showing (clockwise from left), outlines of the Aldi store, the multi-use building, the Beefeater restaurant, the Premier Inn hotel (attached to the former) and the Costa drive-through.

Related planning applications

Site-wide signage

Visualisations of a proposed totem sign.
Details of advertising signage (large totem) proposed for the new retail development at Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford.

Reference: P23/02744/ADV

One internally illuminated static totem sign.

Received: 27th September 2023

Status: Approved on 26th October 2023

Premier Inn signage

Reference: P21/07802/ADV

Display of various items of signage associated with the Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater restaurant,

Received: 24th August 2021

Status: Approved 6th January 2022

Costa Coffee signage

Reference: P21/05732/ADV

Display of various items of signage associated with the Costa Coffee drive-through unit.

Received: 24th August 2021

Status: Approved 27th October 2021

Site photos

Photo of a hotel under construction.
Premier Inn hotel under construction in September 2023.
Photo of a building site.
Costa Coffee drive-through and Premier Inn hotel under construction in September 2023.
Photo of a building site.
Lidl store under construction in September 2023.
Photo of large crane within a building site.
Premier Inn hotel and Costa Coffee drive-through under construction in March 2023.
Photo of an excavator and two other vehicles near a pile of felled trees.
Tree felling at the site in January 2022.
Photo the proposed development site at Fox Den Road.
How the site looked in August 2019.

📷 View the Fox Den Road Retail Development album on Google Photos.

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