Oakmall, Greenock

Oakmall Shopping Centre in Greenock has too many vacant units with no or little demand to fill those empty units. The phased approach is to consolidate the retail offer into a more compact and vibrant shopping mall, demolish the vacant parts of the centre and build new residential apartments on the residual sites.

The planning approved scheme includes the replanned shopping centre with new façade and entrance, meanwhile uses for the demolition sites and future residential development. It is recognised that the residential development may need to be phased over time and may not immediately follow the demolition of the shopping centre and so the vacant sites are planned as a temporary green urban park with high quality urban realm to avoid blight.

The scheme integrates with the future civic square regeneration at the town hall and local authority offices to provide a cohesive town centre plan. The residential apartments are planned in 2 blocks separated by the pedestrian link between Oakmall Shopping Centre and the civic square, thus permitting a phased development approach to suit market demand. There will be a total of 123 apartments: 42 one-bed and 81 two beds based on residential advice provided by Savills and attractive for the social (RSL) landlords and suitable for the affordable / rental housing market.

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