Almondvale refurb begins

Hines has started a £3.5m transformation of Livingston’s Almondvale West retail park

Designed by architecture practice 3DReid, the project will be anchored by the introduction of a new Next store, with a distinctive glass façade. The design also includes significant enhancement of the neighbouring units with faceted gold cladding, new shopfront glazing, improved public realm, and the resurfacing of the car park.

Externally, new paving and hard landscaping will enhance the public spaces in front of the stores, whilst ‘totem’ signs – in a perforated, faceted style that mirrors the new anodic gold cladding on the buildings – will welcome visitors in the car park and guide them from the main road hubs.

The rejuvenation is due for completion in autumn 2018.

Hines acquired the shopping centre in December 2014 in conjunction with clients of HSBC Private Bank advised by HSBC Alternative Investments.

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