The owners of Bramley Shopping Centre have outlined their vision to revitalise the area.
Ambitious plans by Rockspring include resurfacing the car park at the front of the centre, with work starting on Monday. There are also plans to:
- convert Bramley House offices into more than 30 flats
- build two new shop units at the centre
- revamp Stocks Hill Parade
The centre’s front car park off Lower Town Street will be out of commission for up to eight weeks while it’s being resurfaced. Temporary overspill parking will be available around the back of the centre.
On the 15th work will begin on the main car park- parking is still available (signposted), please bear with us! pic.twitter.com/zRKF2kUcuj
— Bramley Shopping (@BramleyShopping) February 8, 2016
Shoppers will also benefit from a new taxi shelter and trolley park off Waterloo Terrace. There will also be new signage and infromation boards, as well as a revamped CCTV system.
A spokeswoman for Rockspring told The Dispatch:
“The car park works are going to involve the reconfiguration and resurfacing of upper car park to create a new parking environment much improved from what is there at the moment.”
Rockspring is currently in negotiations with a Leeds-based residential developer to convert the old Bramley House office block into more than 30 private rented flats.
The spokeswoman added:
“Rockspring has received planning permission under permitted development rights to convert the building and they are currently in negotiations with a developer. This is anticipated to begin in the second half of this year.”
Longer term vision
“Rockspring’s longer term vision involves the erection of two new standalone units at the centre,” added the spokeswoman. “One at the rear and one at the front in the upper car park. They are not in talks with any retailers for these units at present as the current priority is to repair the upper car park and the general amenity of the centre.
“Other initiatives involve revamping the Stocks Hill parade (opposite the bus stop) with new street furniture, and repairing and renewing all of the canopies.”
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