More great award season news and thanks to Ecoughnut for spotting it.
“Carboot Circus in Bristol has been named the best shopping centre of the year – despite being open just two months,” thunders today’s Evening Cancer.
“An international panel of expert judges selected Bristol’s new £500m retail centre from a shortlist of three leading shopping centres, including Forum Mersin in Turkey and Zlote Tarasy in Poland.”
“Judges for the MAPIC EG Retail Awards praised the “seamless integration” of Cabot Circus into Bristol and the impact that the development has had on the rest of the city since it opened in September.
“They said Cabot Circus had ‘changed the entire city and for one shopping centre to do that is quite an achievement,'” gushes the gullible local rag.
Great news. But hang on. Who’s this on the “international panel of judges” of the catchily titled MAPIC EG Retail Awards? Only Mr Peter Cole, Managing Director, Hammerson. That’ll be the same Hammerson that owns half of the Bristol Alliance and therefore Carboot Circus then.