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Westhill Shopping Centre revamp signed off

August 15 2019

  Westhill Shopping Centre revamp signed off

The Westhill Shopping Centre in Aberdeenshire is in line for a refresh with the submission of plans for a full refurbishment by St James’s Place Property Unit Trust.

Identified as a town centre in the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan work at Westhill will involve the removal of existing canopies along Old Skene Road and creation of new signage following the recent addition of extra floor space.

In an associated planning statement, the applicant wrote: “The proposals represent a further significant investment in the shopping centre following the recent works associated with the development of new retail floorspace.

“The Westhill Town Centre Development Brief prepared by the council in March 2015, whilst dated, refers to the centre requiring an upgrade, improving safety, creating an identity and improving landscaping, particularly of so-called ‘dead areas’.”


#1 Posted by HMR on 16 Aug 2019 at 08:18 AM
why are we even promoting this. Dreadful.....
#2 Posted by IndyNoo on 16 Aug 2019 at 09:23 AM
Oh Aberdeen(shire), not satisfied with limping out of Europe you now decide to steal the crown of the worst Architecture in Scotland from Glasgow. Great stuff!
B is for Branding
#3 Posted by B is for Branding on 16 Aug 2019 at 14:22 PM
A Shop, Food and an Office, yussss!
Don Diamante
#4 Posted by Don Diamante on 19 Aug 2019 at 11:21 AM
I'm bemused by the fact it was felt necessary to provide a 3D visual for what basically amounts to new (massive) signage.
This is just an awful Taint on Architecture.
Mr Concise
#5 Posted by Mr Concise on 19 Aug 2019 at 12:07 PM
Mike Smith
#6 Posted by Mike Smith on 8 Mar 2021 at 13:14 PM
It is simply a disgrace that the management of this shopping centre have allowed for the entry road as well as the main surface of the car park to continue to be a Health Hazard, a Car Breaker and most of all DANGEROUS. I can understand that the response will be "Its the weather", but this damage occurs every year, even a temporary repair would be of help, even a signpost to signify that the surface is a DANGER, but NOTHING. It is about time that you start to MANAGE this site, if I were a business owner I would be refusing to pay my rent. It would not surprise me that these business owners BOYCOT you.
You say that you intend to revamp the site, well I would start with the road and carpark surfaces.
The entrance when you are turning right or left is very poorly designed causing daily confusion and near misses, so when you are revamping the site, I think you should consider this junction to be improved, my local council were informed of this some years ago, but NEVER even received a response.

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