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November 14 2019

Bishopbriggs shopping mall makeover in the works

A Bishopbriggs shopping mall is to be given a refresh under new plans submitted by Smith Design Owners on behalf of its current owners, the supermarket chain Morrisons.

The Triangle Shopping Centre was built in 1990 but no longer shapes up as a modern retail environment, prompting new plans to be brought forward to build a new food store and a facelift for the current mall.

This will see the brick retail units over clad with charcoal grey metal sheeting to deliver a ‘crisp contemporary’ finish.

In a statement, the applicant wrote: “Our objective is to create a crisp contemporary appearance through the use of lightweight metal sheeting panels fixed on a sub-frame structurally and anchored to the brick façade.
 
“The recessed joints will run vertically and the panels will be proportioned to emphasise verticality. This will visually reduce the strong horizontal emphasis of the existing design.”
 
An existing supermarket and decked car park will be demolished under the plans.

A new supermarket will adjoin the centre, serviced from the rear
A new supermarket will adjoin the centre, serviced from the rear
It is hoped the new look will extend the working life of the present structure
It is hoped the new look will extend the working life of the present structure

12 Comments

Rem Koolbag
#1 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 14 Nov 2019 at 12:04 PM
EEEK
HMR
#2 Posted by HMR on 14 Nov 2019 at 12:08 PM
makeover = add costa coffee shop at corner.

next!
7yrsatuni
#3 Posted by 7yrsatuni on 14 Nov 2019 at 12:44 PM
Nothin like a bit of "Crisping" to preserve mediocrity and the reputation of a Planning Authority devoid of imagination...thank god for the recessed joints
PPAK
#4 Posted by PPAK on 14 Nov 2019 at 13:41 PM
Costa is already there and has been for at least 3/4 years....nice to see the architects bothered to go out and take recent site photos.

As for the proposals....honestly you would be better leaving it as is and not waste your money with the overcladding. Honking.
daz
#5 Posted by daz on 14 Nov 2019 at 22:14 PM
Must be fake, who would think this terrible photoshop was real?
Not daz
#6 Posted by Not daz on 14 Nov 2019 at 23:07 PM
What's photoshop?

Etch-a-sketch for p1sh architects?
Trombe Wall
#7 Posted by Trombe Wall on 15 Nov 2019 at 09:01 AM
Photoshopping centre
E=mc2
#8 Posted by E=mc2 on 16 Nov 2019 at 23:44 PM
One of the worst firms operating today - zero design capability or ability
TBC
#9 Posted by TBC on 18 Nov 2019 at 07:10 AM
It's easy to criticise however please provide solutions which can financially stack for this scheme. We are talking about the uppers of a retail parade which have little/ no value (the corber unit opposite is still vacant) so doing anything will be an improvement. Solutions not problems people!
Jamesey
#10 Posted by Jamesey on 18 Nov 2019 at 19:07 PM
Will this scheme attract tenants to the huge office space that's been empty for several years? Or the shop units below? Doubt it. Polishing a t*rd! Cheers for this monstrosity EDC
Rem Koolbag
#11 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 19 Nov 2019 at 09:56 AM
#9
Solutions not problems - what is this a solution to, in your opinion?
There isn't particularly anything wrong with the centre as it is at the moment.
Fair enough, Morrisons wants to develop it's offering and bring it in line with their other stores so good luck to them.
My issue here is some black cladding isn't going to solve the economic issues of an early 90's retail blob.
The covered area works well in winter and rainy days, and the shop units are fairly well sized for their location.
The architects and development team should have been spending time looking at signage, connectivity to the upper levels, street engagement etc rather than taking their standard corporate offering cladding panels they 'do all the time'
It will be the same centre, with new cladding.
Carol Q
#12 Posted by Carol Q on 19 Nov 2019 at 19:50 PM
That looks vulgar!

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