Straiton Retail Park welcomes new Next store
September 12 2016Straiton Retail Park has welcomed an 80,000sq/ft out of town Next store to its midst, one of its largest UK outlets.
The project involved creation of a new second floor above the existing unit, which has also doubled in size, providing sufficient space to include concessions for Costa Coffee, stationer Paperchase and the jeweller Beaverbrooks.
Mark Whittaker, Group Property Director at Peel Land and Property, said: “These strong early footfall statistics are further evidence of the growing demand for out-of-town retailing and this new flagship Next store is perfectly placed to capitalise on that.”
The new unit sports a frontage clad in Jura limestone and curtain wall glazing.
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 12 Sep 2016 at 14:37 PM
It may be one of their largest stores but it offers next to nothing in terms of architecture!
#2 Posted by Fraser on 12 Sep 2016 at 14:45 PM
I disagree. I think it terms of this typology of architecture this is very nice. It seems very clean and crisp.
#3 Posted by Philip on 12 Sep 2016 at 15:54 PM
Do me a favour, the architectural crispness is irrelevant…it’s a vacuous edge of town assembly of cheap as chips retail concessions, crammed car parks and never-ending sequence of roundabouts and junctions.
#4 Posted by Stuc on 12 Sep 2016 at 16:40 PM
I suspect that 99.99999% of the end users don't give two hoots about architecture.
#5 Posted by Fraser on 12 Sep 2016 at 17:10 PM
I Wasn't commenting on the overall area. I was just stating that in terms of a general shopping complex like this, it seems to be a nice building.
#6 Posted by Terra on 12 Sep 2016 at 22:11 PM
Haha, I think everyone has made a valid point here. What I would say is that as far as this type of build goes, it's not too bad at all. If your going to build something like this then this isn't a bad way to do it.
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