chapelfield is good but it has its bad points
Wed Mar 14 10:12:21 2007
CHAPELFIELD IS AMAZING!
NORWICH IS TOO BORING AND OLD- WE NEED NEW SHOPPING CENTRES TO MODERNISE THE PLACE
Tue Mar 13 17:46:37 2007
I went to the new development last week. It's just like any shopping centre in the USA/Middle East/Asia. It's true, they really are ALL the same - I've been there and seen them. I live in Reading and the town's been blasted sterile by the chain stores. There are literally only four independent shops in the town centre. Norwich is a lovely city, there are dozens of little independent shops throughout the city centre. So to the planners: please protect Norwich's unique and traditional shops.
Wed Feb 21 10:36:42 2007
Its a great place to shop because of the variety but, they should have revamped the old mall instead and filled that up. also they reli shud have respected the church and grave yard a lot more, but overall it's a great shopping centre.
Wed Jan 24 13:55:09 2007
Chapelfield is a great place to shop. It is very new and fresh and the designs are unique and plain. The outside draws you in and once you get in you can't not go back!
Thu Nov 9 12:16:08 2006
sam da chav
i fink chappy is phat yer. da shops r well cool nd dey sell some good stuff in der!! rock on chappy love ya
Fri Sep 8 14:42:10 2006
I love it, being a girly girl i think that the chapelfield shopping centre is a god send! Not only does it cater for all my needs, it easy 2 get to and meet guys!
Mon Jun 19 12:37:30 2006
Chapelfield has a fine seleciton of shops all of the highest quality! Norwich was in need of a mall with a number of excellent standard shops. It is a beautifully designed building with a lot of unique features! Overall I think it is a wonderful place and has been thoroughly enjoyed so far! xxxxxxxx
Mon May 29 12:15:44 2006
I think chapplefield is a reallly good place to shop. Although some of the shops are highly priced, you do get a high stantard product. luv hannah xx
Mon May 15 20:06:34 2006
Chapelfield is not in keeping with the feel of NOrwich and it could be a fabulous city if it was more traditional and kept away from modernisation and multi-national corporations (kings street has a lovely feel to it with the cobble streets and unique sparsely placed shops it has.)
More money should be spent for parks and recreation (i.e. skate park; ketts gardens maintained etc)
Fri May 5 12:02:07 2006
chapelfield is proper phat! its great because its the new place to meet all your m8s. its a bit expensive, but if you have expensive taste then its worth it!! x
Sat Feb 18 11:59:42 2006
It's an impressive building but it is expensive to shop in and was built with no respect for the dead. In short, it has tainted the reputation of Norwich as an original & unique city. We're like every other city now.
Tue Feb 7 15:26:05 2006
I did not like it one bit it has no atmosphere and the mix of shops is poor all seem to be at the upper end of the retail market.I will not bother to shop there again
Sun Jan 29 12:26:10 2006
Chapelfield is a fine example of why we shouldn't let developers think! its the single biggest waist of space ever. shop at the castle mall norwiches 1 and only mall!
Sat Dec 17 23:54:34 2005
We dont need another mall spend the money on an indoor skatepark!!!!!! :-)
Sun Dec 11 17:15:33 2005
Chapelfield. Another fine example of mass commercialism in action. Step inside and you could be in any mall anywhere in the UK. It houses the same tired fast 'food' joints selling the same rubbish they always do, but then the consumers will love it because they're told they will.
Frightful pile of garbage.
Wed Dec 7 08:42:15 2005
i think it is well good.it isnt really that expensive either.is has all the latest fashion accesories.it has great food places too.i dont think its too bad for the castle mall because the people who shop in old mall said there were more people coming in.also it will bring in more people to the city.
Thu Nov 17 17:13:25 2005
i think the new shopping mall is good but has probably took all of the old malls profits away
Tue Nov 8 15:08:56 2005
I think it's fantastic, a realy great place to come and shop and eat!
Wed Oct 26 14:34:18 2005
I can't believe they actually built through a graveyard. Its no wonder there is such total disrespect for cemetaries in Britain. In a recent visit to the UK I was totally disgusted seeing whole cemetaries with the stones overturned. What is in the minds of people who do such things. I guess the disrespect you show just encourages that type of behaviour.
Tue Oct 25 18:07:51 2005
Is it just me that finds the access to the new shopping centre distasteful? Shoppers stomping through a graveyard, over the bodies of the dead - all for 'Zara', 'Mango' and skinny lattes - the headstones of the diseased stacked up at the sides like unused buliding materials.
Yuck. Commercialism at its most vulgar and cynical.
Wed Oct 19 19:46:46 2005
its a benefit to consumers but not to stores in other parts of the city. its new, get over it
Mon Oct 17 17:54:30 2005
I think the mall is great! I don't think it will harm castle mall as the shops are very different, I will still use both.
Mon Oct 17 10:14:48 2005
I love it. Great for a girlie day out, shame not many baby shops though. Will still go to lakeside for Xmas shopping though. Nice to have House Of Fraser in Norwich - fab shop.
Tue Oct 11 17:08:57 2005
dont get your hopes up its not as good as you think its just like the duty free in airports
Mon Oct 10 13:51:22 2005
I WENT THERE THE OTHER DAY I THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT ITS SPACIOUS HAS LOTS OF GREAT SHOPS
Mon Oct 10 06:40:42 2005
we used to go to london to shop but not any more we love chapelfields if people dont want to walk through the church their are other entrances
Sun Oct 9 18:02:43 2005
I have been really happy to know that brands such as Zara and mango were coming to Norwich but I was not impressed to see that the majority of the mall shops are brands that have already 1 to 2 shops in the city center some diversity would have been more than welcome...
Fri Oct 7 15:04:18 2005
I've heard that a lot of the big shops are moving into the new centre. Does this mean we are going to have lots of shops empty in Norwich? Or worse are the council going to allow lots of cheap shops to move and plaster their windows with huge luminous posters. I sincerely hope not.
Fri Sep 30 02:17:18 2005
i think it is great
Thu Sep 29 19:36:23 2005
I was there the other day. I felt the layout was much better than the other mall, although I feel the mall is a lot more welcoming to the customers.
Thu Sep 29 15:27:20 2005
I was quite amazed to suddenly 'discover' this huge new architechtural gem in good old tacky St Stephens! Now I know what Lord Carnarvon must have felt like when he discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun! Apparently, there were even 1000's of 'slaves'working through the night to ready Chapefield for the grand opening! WoW ! I'm speechless (well almost!). The most impressive feature by far though, is the very authentic (and atmospheric) undertakers & stone masons 'shop' at the Theatre St. entrance with a very sobering selection of tombstones on display. It made me think of that favourite retail therapists phrase "shop till you drop"! Seriously though, I'd have thought a more cultural building such as a multi-purpose theatre/operahouse/ exhibition-hall would have been far more beneficial to Norwich in the long term however.
Thu Sep 29 00:16:57 2005
i think its very nice alot more classy then the old mall but its very bpricy.
Tue Sep 27 16:23:57 2005
Upon my first visit to the mall I had to walk past workmen digging up bones and picking them up and laughing about them - not a pleasant greeting to the new complex and a total lack of respect.
Tue Sep 27 09:32:23 2005
Shame they have dug through the middle of St Stephens graveyard with no respect for the dead.
Tue Sep 27 09:24:32 2005
The first Saturday of opening is probably not the best time to visit. However, I do wonder if there is an acoustics problem - the noise level was exceptionally high and echoing, and the aisles felt uncomfortably crowded. The approach from Theatre Street is muddled. Reserving judgement til another visit!
Mon Sep 26 18:16:53 2005
I think the new mall is great. All the new shops are really good. When I first went there I felt like I was in London! The only thing I don't agree on is the path that's been built through the graveyard. I think it's disrespectful to the graves they've dug up and covered up with soil.
Sun Sep 25 20:19:13 2005
Why did they open it when so many shops were obviously not ready? When I went in on the opening day it felt like they could of done with another week to prepare
Fri Sep 23 20:47:26 2005
Why not exchange the location with that of the Norfolk and norwich hospital. This would truely benefit the people of Norwich and make for real out of town shopping with a hospital within the community
Fri Sep 23 14:07:43 2005
I am a Brit and live in the USA. Was home last month and noticed the lack of the "little shops", now it's more Mall shopping as we have here in the US. I missed shopping for the china I love, could not find it in the shops!!
Fri Sep 23 12:47:32 2005
Well all I can say is WOW. The place is so modern and very open. House of Fraser is huge but very expensive, like most of the shops in the new development. The only down point is the churchyard development - they have made a real mess with it. I think it is very upsetting for church users.
Fri Sep 23 00:02:04 2005
As someone who moved to Norwich from London last year, I think Norwich needed a destination like Chapelfield to put it on the shopping map. If the Castle Mall reacts in the correct way it too will benefit from increased shoppers generally, but it will need to find its own niche in the mid-range non-fashion area. As for the specialist shops, they can be hard to find for the day shopper so they will need to me marketed as a particular village (like Brighton's Laines) with a new identity, signs and more pedestrian only areas.
Thu Sep 22 12:55:23 2005
Firstly, the Castle Mall was a shambles anyway, with its handbag stalls, garden furniture and double glazing displays and chewing gum in the fountain. For a while it felt like that for every lift that broke, an extra poster went up telling us how great it was to shop there! St Stephen's was on its last legs and Chapelfield will help draw custom to this area. I will continue to use select local businesses, the way I always did, when I went to Castle Mall. I just won't have to go there anymore. It is entirely their managment's fault for not bothering to haul that ratty dump out of the '90s!
Thu Sep 22 11:03:48 2005
I believe that this will bring affluence to Norwich and it will draw the kind of people that we wish to have shopping in our fair city. House of Fraser has arrived and all I can say is bravo!
Thu Sep 22 10:04:51 2005
It is not a big deal that just a new shopping mall is coming to us. The result of competition among those shops will benefit customers coz it will lead to kinds of promotions coming up in the future.
Thu Sep 22 02:27:01 2005
As for Gentleman's Walk, given the choice of Mr Buy-Right or Starbucks, I know what I'd prefer. Let's not forget that both Chapelfield and The Mall are city centre based. They should help generate sustained footfall both on Gentleman's walk and St Stephen's as they're both arterial routes. Buses to get to the city centre are another issue though!
Wed Sep 21 22:31:46 2005
It reminds me of an airport terminal, on the inside, outside it looks nice.
Wed Sep 21 21:02:07 2005
Have just got back from visiting the new centre - I have to say that it is very impressive. However, I do believe that the Castle Mall will suffer quite badly, turning it in to a larger version of Anglia Square. By the way, I don't class that as a good thing!
Wed Sep 21 20:48:29 2005
I can only imagine, not living in Norwich, but would imagine that it will just spawn as much chavdom as other places such as Bluewater. Bring on the hoodies, hey! Good luck to them.
Wed Sep 21 19:15:39 2005
I am still asking myself, does Norwich really need another shopping centre? It seems that we are neglecting what we already have to bring in what we may not need and independent traders are suffering the most. Are people, who are coming into Norwich to visit Chapelfield, going to look around the rest of the city and see what we really have to offer - or are they just going to stay in Chapelfield? I am waiting to see what effect this new development is going to have the city as a whole and how many retail units are going to become empty.
Wed Sep 21 18:03:18 2005
Just like a mini-Lakeside.I fear it might kill off the Castle Mall though....
Wed Sep 21 17:43:26 2005