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August 1 2012

Asda Barrhead plans go on show
Plans to erect a £20m Asda store in Barrhead have drawn support from 76 residents who attended a public feedback session – with just six giving it the thumbs down.

Asda claim the 25,000sq/ft store will be integrated to the town centre via a range of public realm, access and green space improvements.

Located on a Council owned plot adjacent to the town’s Main Street and the Levern Water the scheme will knit in with a proposed £3.8m extension to the Barrhead Sports Centre.

Lisa Rooke, Senior Property Communications Manager for Scotland, said: “The respondents clearly recognise the need for more supermarket choice in Barrhead and also the need for a low-cost shopping option.

“We are currently considering all the responses we receive and will be feeding these into our proposals before submitting a planning application to East Renfrewshire Council in the Autumn.”

A second community engagement event will take place on August 25 from 11am to 4pm at the Barrhead Sports Centre.

5 Comments

Graeme
#1 Posted by Graeme on 1 Aug 2012 at 16:08 PM
http://www.bbfc.de/mbmedia/2/c/e9efcd9dea95ce20681e437d3d5e10.jpg

ASDA channelling a bit of Mies...
Barrhead Resident
#2 Posted by Barrhead Resident on 2 Aug 2012 at 16:58 PM
As a Barrhead resident the image would be more appropriate showing neds and zombie junkies wandering around the wind swept plaza.
Main Street has enough issues without introducing a further area for the local scum to congregate in.
The council would be better addressing the social issues first - through more policing and firmer action taken against the minority of people that unfortunately drag the whole image of the town down.
Architectural comments - usual standard retail box with no contextual response whatsoever. What more can you expect from a supermarket!
Paul D
#3 Posted by Paul D on 3 Aug 2012 at 19:31 PM
I've noticed there are a few reasonably designed ASDA stores these days (e.g. Leith), unlike the other major retailers who are still just churning out sheds.
Renzo Trumpet
#4 Posted by Renzo Trumpet on 3 Aug 2012 at 22:27 PM
== This comment has been removed for attacking another user ==
Little Hitlers
#5 Posted by Little Hitlers on 4 Aug 2012 at 22:50 PM
Come on Urban Realm Renzo Trumpets comment was quite amusing - and probably had some truth attached!

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