Exciting images have been released of how a Merseyside town’s landmark shopping centre could look in the future as part of major regeneration plans.
Sefton Council has released images showing how the Bootle New Strand shopping centre could look as plans continue to progress, with the authority having acquired adjacent sites and begun soft market testing.
It’s the first step in realising the council’s long-term aspirations for the “forgotten” centre, which has faced difficulty over the years, including losing £5m in value after being bought.
The council said Bootle has been one of the UK towns hardest-hit by Covid-19, so it is reviewing a range of short-term, cost effective “meanwhile” uses for the site while the long-term plans are being considered.
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