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Braehead expansion plans mooted

August 20 2012

Braehead expansion plans mooted
Capital Shopping Centres, owner of Renfrew’s Braehead Centre, have revealed plans to augment their existing mall with a £200m extension.

A Proposal of Application Notice filed with Renfrewshire Council outlines an ambition to create a new arena, department store and hotel at the riverfront site – alongside an upgrade to its existing transport interchange to facilitate a planned Fastlink service.

These facilities, designed by Chapman Taylor, will be arranged around a new civic square and offer a greatly expanded leisure option for visitors including ice and dry sports events, concerts, other entertainment shows, exhibitions and conferences.

General Manager of Braehead Shopping Centre, Peter Beagley said: “Our investment will create much-needed jobs for local people and deliver a wider choice of retail and leisure for our customers, as well as significant improvements to public transport and public space.”

A full planning application is expected to be lodged later in the year following consultation with shoppers and the local community.

The plans coincide with plans by Retail Property Holdings to similarly extend Silverburn's offer.


Partick Bateman
#1 Posted by Partick Bateman on 20 Aug 2012 at 14:59 PM
It's like an arms race between Braehead and Silverburn to see who can finish Paisley off first.
Mary Hill
#2 Posted by Mary Hill on 20 Aug 2012 at 16:15 PM
Its the future!!!
#3 Posted by wonky on 21 Aug 2012 at 10:13 AM
This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever in the present financial climate. I'm sure Capital Shopping Centres must have done their obligatory numbers but this has all the signs of the speculative recklessness that has become orthodoxy in much of our markets for the last ten years- in a stagnant or even shrinking economy where will people get the cash to shop at an expanded shopping mall that already has some vacant lots?
There are still isolated bubbles here and there in our deflated economy; the property and the financial bubbles have burst but the shopping sector has still to be 'corrected' and checked by the reality of economic forces...its been happening in the high street for some time but why do owners of shopping malls think they are immune from the same processes?
D to the R
#4 Posted by D to the R on 22 Aug 2012 at 13:28 PM
How can it not work ?! This image clearly shows people having fun and enjoying themselves with no care for thoughts of redundancy, economic failure or financial ruin ... plus its got an organic looking thingy building ... its the future ... the image never lies !
#5 Posted by wonky on 22 Aug 2012 at 19:42 PM
A day will come when we are all eating plastic fruit.

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