A report forecasting the future of Bristol has predicted a huge rise in the number of sandwich and coffee dispensaries in the city, with one French establishment in particular tipped to dominate the high street of 2050.
Investment and property firm PRPRT created the report using data collected on various aspects of Bristol, including economy, culture, governance, synergy, reflux and agility.
“We found the average Bristol person doesn’t have time for breakfast in the morning, making lunch for work the next day, or sleeping at night anymore. In fact, by 2050, getting up in the morning at 10 o’clock at night (half an hour before going to bed) to work 29 hours a day, will be the norm, which is great news for coffee and croissant shops like Pret A Manger” Guy Mandude, Managing Manager at PRPRT explained.
Pret A Manger, which already has shops in Cabot Circus, Cribbs Causeway, Broadmead, and on Victoria Street and Queen’s Road, will soon be opening its biggest Bristol shop yet (approximately the size of 6.5 Greggs) on Baldwin Street.
“80 people move to Bristol from London every week. 3 out of 10 don’t know how to make a sandwich and 45% can’t even work a toothbrush until they’ve had their morning coffee. Bristol must continue with the densification of Pret A Mangers if it wants to sustain its growing workforce”, Mr Mandude went on to say.
Due to constraints, such as geographical boundaries, the report suggests Bristol should consider more innovative solutions such as high-rise towers, in addition to pop-up or subaqueous Prets, to service the needs of an increasingly tired and hungry workforce.
“We expect that an additional 7,994 Prets will be need to be built within the next 30 years to keep up with demand. These Pret A Mangers of the future will be the size of small cathedrals, about 15-25 floors high, and built of wholly-sustainable and abundant locally-sourced materials, such as old cigarette butts, smashed up YoBikes and radioactive mud from Hinkley Point.”