Initial works will see will the opening to the Mall into Waverley Steps widened to create a more “vibrant and welcoming” entrance into the scheme. New and larger toilets will also be included in the first stage to address a current lack facilities. These applications are the first in what is proposed to be a number of changes to the mall, including an internal revamp.
Edinburgh is an incredibly exciting place to invest in, and we hope that with Waverley Mall, we can play our own role as the city continues to go from strength to strength.Tim Vaughan, CEO, Moorgarth Group
CEO of Moorgarth Group Tim Vaughan, added: “Since acquiring Waverley Mall in March last year, we have listened to our customers to understand how the centre can be further improved to better serve the people of Edinburgh and its visitors. This application is the first of a number of improvements we are wanting to make to deliver a more diverse and enhanced offer for the City."
Moorgarth, who bought the centre in March, have track-record in shopping centre redevelopment winning awards at the UK retail industry’s “Oscars” for transformin the Market Place in Bolton’s town’s centre – success they hope to bring to Edinburgh.
Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh said: “Allied with all of the work ongoing at Edinburgh St James, and the continued pull of Princes Street and George Street, it all points to a bright future for a city which is already out-performing the UK in terms of footfall and appeal...”