Almondvale West Retail Park set for £3.5m transformation



Retailer Next is to open a new store at Almondvale West Retail Park as part of a wider £3.5 million improvement programme of the site.

The new store, which is scheduled to open in early 2019, will see Next more than double its original size at the retail park, which is located adjacent to one of Scotland’s largest covered shopping venues, The Centre.

It is expected to create 14 additional jobs when it opens, and up to 50 jobs during construction of both the new stores and the wider improvement programme.

This programme of upgrades including new shopfronts, cladding, pavements and wayfinding. Car parks will also be resurfaced, with the improvement works to start this month.

Patrick Robbertze, centre director at The Centre, Livingston, said: “We are delighted to be announcing a new store with Next which will help transform the park and attract new shoppers.”

“Our investment plans are part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a fresh, enjoyable shopping experience for our loyal customers and also for those who travel afar to visit our mall and we are confident they will be absolutely delighted with the finished look and improved retail offering.”

Gordon Anderson, project architect at 3DReid, said: “3DReid has sought to provide a distinct and high quality appearance to Almondvale West. The extensive structural glass façade to unit 1A and the faceted cladding to Units 2-5 present a significant aesthetic improvement to the fabric which distinguishes Almondvale West from the adjacent architecture and connect it visually with The Centre.”

Maxi Construction has been appointed to undertake the construction works.



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