The Rise Of The Shopping Centre

Laing won the contract for the development in 1975, however various planning and design changes delayed the start of construction until April 1978. Many old buildings were demolished on the 17-acre site, including a derelict factory which had been the original premises of Peterborough’s engineering firm Perkins. On the boundary, an old public house and a group of almshouses were preserved. The development was not without problems however, and it suffered from many shop closures during the recession of the early 1990s. In 2002, it was bought by The Mall Company and a multi-million pound redevelopment programme was launched. Wood Green Shopping City, now The Mall Wood Green, is a giant complex with a unique design.

South East England’s shopping centres rival anywhere else in the UK for their range of choice, size and bargains to be had at outlet stores. Malls Live XL, our premium malls offering, allows you to achieve all this and more. At the time, it was the biggest project undertaken in the history of Laing’s south eastern region. When linked to the existing shopping centre, the development also became the largest enclosed shopping complex in the country.

The Bull Ring was the first indoor city-centre shopping centre in the UK. At the time, it was one of the largest enclosed shopping centres outside America. Castle Quay shopping centre is Oxfordshire’s premier shopping destination. Over 80 of your favourite stores combine with cafes and food outlets to make Castle Quay shopping centre the number one choice.

They have produced an Accessibility Guide which includes facts, figures and photographs to help you plan your visit with us. John Laing CollectionA photo collection documenting the company and people who built much of modern Britain. Described as ‘the golden heart of shopping’, it hoped to provide the people of North London with ‘West End’ shopping facilities. Remarkably for such a complex and expensive development, the Bull Ring was built by the Laing company in less than three years.

Proposals were made for improved shopping facilities, roads, and additional housing. An innovative mixed development, it included housing, offices, parking for 1,500 cars and retail space. The new shopping centre was linked by pedestrian bridge to the Phase I development, located across High Road . Not only did they conveniently bring together multiple shops, they also provided somewhere for people to eat and socialise. Previously, shoppers had been limited to individual shop units along the high street.

Whether you’re shopping for clothes, homeware or the latest tech, your city has everything you need. The largest Shopping Park in UK is located in Bournemouth just 4 miles out of the main town centre and beaches. Castlepoint offers the very best of high street brands, along with dining options so you can have a really fabulous shopping experience.

Book a holiday at TUI, browse the Wren Kitchens showroom and see how you stand up to the pester power of your kids when you take them along to Smyths Toy Superstore. There’s a brace of bed specialists – Dreams and Benson – an M&S Foodhall and branches of Next, Nike, Pets at Home and Hobbycraft. The centre also has their own handy multi storey car park right next door, offering good value parking options. Just minutes outside the historic city, McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet is a must-visit shopping destination. Home to over 120 leading designer and high street brands with up to 60% discount, you’re sure to find some bargains. Bluewater is England’s fourth largest shopping centre, attracting more than 27 million visitors a year.

Where you can browse for hours, catch up with friends, spend time with family and make lasting memories. Centre news At Queensgate we love creating fun and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. Shoppers have access to over 80 stores which offer the very best in fashion, lifestyle, gifts and homewares. The opening hours for our retailers may currently be different to normal, so please check opening times with individual retailers before travelling to County Mall.

From high street to high end, we offer the ultimate in retail therapy and you’ll find something to suit every taste and budget right here. As well as shops, we offer some the city’s top restaurants and bars. Tuck into cuisines from around the world, raise a glass in a rooftop bar, sip on your favourite cocktails or enjoy a game of ping pong with your pizza; at Liverpool ONE, your options are endless. The Lanes looked distinctly different from the other shopping centres Laing built around that time. It was carefully designed to fit with the surrounding architecture and preserve the character of years gone by.

Just minutes off junction 6 of the M3, The Malls has plenty of car parking and is opposite Basingstoke train station. Whether you’re driving, walking, cycling or using public transport, getting to Brent Cross couldn’t be easier. We are also proud to work in collaboration with AccessAble to give you detailed information about accessibility at Brent Cross.