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Leading property consultants, Jones Lang LaSalle has warned that Bristol’s future success will be held back unless new sporting facilities such as the UWE stadium are delivered soon.Jeremy Richards, lead director of Jones Lang LaSalle in the South says that research throughout the UK shows that Bristol has the worst sporting facilities of any major British city.
“Clearly there will be influences and effects. It is a matter of balance.”
Mr Richards also commented that the concept of ‘enabling development’ or the funding of new facilities by developments such as the Sainsburys supermarket is vital."In the world we live in, it is unusual for a sports facility to be self-funding - they have to be cross subsidised. This has been the case with two of our closest cities, Cardiff and Swansea. Both of these have had new stadia delivered and paid for by retail development.
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