|All Change at The Arcadia Centre|
Major refurbishment reflects 'vote of confidence' in Ealing
The Arcadia Centre in Ealing Broadway is to undergo a major redevelopment and will be renamed 1-8 The Broadway W5.
The current arrangement of 25 small retail units will disappear to be replaced by just 3 stores - including a brand new Morrisons on the lower floor.
TX Maxx will trade on the upper level still, but expand across the rest of the floor and will have a new Broadway entrance incorporating escalators and lifts, their Springbridge Road entrance will be reopened.
McDonald’s will expand - moving across to the old HMV unit, accessed from the Broadway corner. Both McDonald’s and TK Maxx will be able to continue trading throughout the building works
Property investors Benson Elliot bought the 2.8 acre site in December 2012 for round £40m and are hoping the changes will breathe new life into Ealing.
The main focus of the new building will be the corner entrance on The Broadway and Spring Bridge Road (where HMV used to be), which will feature metal-framed, double-height windows below a new landmark terracotta illuminated ‘lantern’ featuring a clock.
The shopping centre’s Broadway façade will be brought back into line with the rest of the high street, with new framed double-height shop windows.
The building’s Spring Bridge Road façade will have its existing windows re-glazed and terracotta panelling added to the refurbished brickwork.
Benson Elliot is working with Allies and Morrison, who are credited with a number of landmark developments in London, including the widely acclaimed refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and sensitive mixed-use town centre schemes including Hereford and Winchester.
Matthew McMillan, Chief Executive Officer, Ealing Broadway Business Improvement District said:
Councillor David Millican, Ealing Conservative Group Leader said:
This takes Benson’s Elliot’s total investment to around £45 m in the town centre. Later this year, the company will begin consultation on proposals for the rest of the site.
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21st March 2013