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Diverse Uses

Overview

A diverse range of complementary activities and uses are key to a healthy balanced and resilient town centre. Collaboration with leading development agents has identified demand for a new food-store and hotel in East Kilbride. The proposals show how these key uses can lead the regeneration of the eastern end of the town centre (around the Olympia and the Princes Mall entrance).

New Food-store and Car Park

The redevelopment of the Olympia car park site shows a new 40,000 sqft food store. Beyond re-introducing a key amenity to the town centre, this can bring:

Improved Site Access: rationalised entry and exit points and routes will provide greater safety and accessibility, with heavier service vehicle movement separated from public use. This envisages a re-working of the roundabout on Churchill Avenue and connection to Rothesay Street.

Improved Parking Provision: the proposals envisage re-working the existing tired and unattractive car-park decks with fresh and modern parking infrastructure including the retention and overhaul of the existing decks above the old Sainsbury building

New Hotel

The redevelopment around the Princes Mall entrance to provide a new hotel would bring:

Improved Pedestrian Links: simpler, more attractive routes from the bus station would replace the existing convoluted and unwelcoming routes.

Improved Sense of Arrival: the current layout and condition of the Princes Mall entrance do not offer the best impression into the town from the Bus Station and Taxi rank. This redevelopment will allow a refresh of the Urban Realm to improve the image and experience of this key point of arrival.