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Braehead Shopping Centre : Renfrew Shops

Renfrew Retail Centre, Scotland – Glasgow Area Stores

The centre was rebranded as intu Braehead in 2013 following the renaming of parent Capital Shopping Centres Group plc as “intu properties plc”.

22 Jan 2013

Braehead Expansion

Braehead Shopping Centre Development

Retail developer Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) has submitted a planning application to Renfrewshire Council for permission in principle to build a new mixed use development at Braehead shopping centre.

This follows CSC’s submission of a proposal of application notice (POAN) which was issued to Renfrewshire Council and Renfrew Community Council on 15 Aug 2012.

CSC said the £200m investment would create over 2,000 construction jobs – including apprenticeships – and 3,000 direct and indirect jobs in leisure and retail when the development is completed. CSC will work closely with Renfrewshire Council and the local Employability Partnership to maximise the new employment opportunities to benefit local people and households.

The planning application includes new retail and leisure facilities including a new department store and additional shops at the western end of the mall. Between Xscape and the shopping centre, plans include a new arena for ice and other sports, concerts, entertainment shows, conferences and exhibitions, a public square, improved access to the river edge and external landscaped walkways, cafés and restaurants and a 200 bed hotel.

The plans also include a significant boost to public transport with the creation of a new integrated transport interchange for buses and to facilitate the new Fastlink service, which is hoped will extend from Glasgow Southern General Hospital to Braehead and Renfrew.

Peter Beagley, regional centre director for CSC, said: “This will be one of the biggest private investment projects in Scotland for a long time. With planning consent, we will be creating thousands of jobs at a time of economic downturn and it will be a boost not only to Renfrewshire, but also to the wider West of Scotland economy.

“We would hope that the new jobs being created at Braehead will particularly help young people find employment and get their feet on the career ladder.

“Braehead Shopping Centre has been a key part of the local community and the wider Renfrewshire area for the past 13 years and it was heartening to see the overwhelming public support for our proposals during our consultation. We look forward to determination by Renfrewshire Council.”


Braehead Glasgow design : BDP architects

15 Aug 2012

Braehead Shopping

Braehead Expansion News

Plans have been lodged for a £200m expansion of Braehead Shopping Centre. Capital Shopping Centres lodged a Proposal of Application Notice with Renfrewshire Council, a first step in the planning process for a series of additions to the Braehead site.

The proposals include the creation of a new integrated transport interchange for buses and to facilitate the new Fastlink service, which is hoped will extend from the South Side of Glasgow to Braehead and Renfrew.

It is expected that a planning application, including proposals for a new department store, will be lodged later in 2012.

A new arena for ice and dry sports events, concerts, exhibitions and conferences plus a new hotel, cafes, restaurants and a new public square are also planned.

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Location: northeast side of Renfrew, on the Clyde, southwest of Glasgow

Braehead Shopping Centre is one of Scotland’s top retail and leisure destinations, attracting 17 million visitors each year and employing around 3500 people.

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Design: BDP + Cooper Cromar Architects

Braehead Shopping Centre – Location
The Braehead Shopping Centre is located off the M8, 5 miles west from Glasgow centre, on Kings Inch Rd. Braehead Shopping Centre opened in 1999 and cost £285m. The Joint Venture was created in 1986 and the Planning application was submitted in 1987.

Braehead Glasgow is reportedly the largest privately-funded waterside regeneration project in the country. Braehead Shopping Centre and Retail Park provide over 1m sqft of shopping and leisure space. Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) run Braehead: the 165 acres of land that surround the shopping centre include a retail park with the largest new build store in the UK – IKEA – completed in 2001. Shields Business Park & Braehead Business Park will include offices and a hotel.

Braehead Masterplan
A master plan has been developed and an outline plan granted permission by Renfrewshire Council for the land between the Braehead Shopping Centre and Renfrew. This development will regenerate the largest area of derelict land in Renfrewshire.

The masterplan will include the following:- Xscape, Scotland’s first snowdome plus cinema, health club, specialist sports and leisure shopping a 175 room hotel (to be developed by Capital & Regional in partnership with CSC), a 28,000 sqm business park, almost 900 homes including flats, townhouses and family homes and public riverside parkland – the Riverside Boardwalk – for the local community. New roads, footpaths and cycleways will be built to ensure that the area is connected to Renfrew town centre: this development is the major part of the North Renfrew plan linking Renfrew to Braehead.
Leisure facilities include an eight-sheet curling rink, home to Braehead Curling and a 4000-seat international arena. Behind the Braehead leisure mall, adjacent to the River Clyde, is Clydebuilt – the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Ferry Village
£245m new community at Braehead
Young and Gault Architects & others

Braehead Shopping Centre: BDP Architects with Cooper Cromar Architects, both Glasgow – 2000

Xscape at Braehead
Xscape Braehead
image from Braehead / Xscape’s PR agents 130306
Xscape Braehead Snow Centre
Snow Centre at Braehead Shopping Centre: 350,000 sqft, £70m leisure/retail development for X-Leisure, Odeon with 12 screens. Scotland’s first indoor ski slope, opened in 2006. The architect is Faulkner Browns.

Xscape Glasgow
Xscape Braehead, Glasgow is being jointly developed under the Xscape
Braehead Partnership, a 50/50 joint venture between Capital and Regional PLC and Capital Shopping Centres PLC and will be managed by X-Leisure.

Xscape Braehead is part of the phase 2 development of Braehead. Phase 1, which opened in Sep 1999 and attracts 20m visitors a year, offers 1.06 m sq ft of retail and leisure with 117 shops and stores, a 4,000 seat arena and skating and curling rinks. A 300,000 sq ft IKEA occupies an adjacent site. Phase 2 involves further substantial regeneration activity including some 1,350 new homes, a riverside park and walkway, 750,000 sq ft of offices as well as Xscape.

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