The Mall Walthamstow to undergo interior refurbishment in June

An artist's impression of the new interior of The Mall.

An artist's impression of the new interior of The Mall.

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The Mall Walthamstow will undergo a £3m interior refurbishment, it was announced this week.

Chris Bracey of Gods Own Junkyard, the Walthamstow neon sign gallery, will create unique signs for the centre.

New shop fronts, flooring and a staircase in the central square will be installed and the interior brickwork will be replaced when work begins in June.

A ribbon ceiling feature will also run through the shopping centre, which bosses say will “temper sunlight flooding into the building and provide backdrop onto which rays will be projected at night”.

Alasdair Currie, general manager for The Mall Walthamstow, said: “The refurbishment is great news for Walthamstow and it’s a fantastic opportunity to modernise The Mall to meet customer needs.

“The revamp will refresh and revitalise the inside of The Mall and add colour and vibrancy.”

The work comes ahead of longer-term enlargement plans for the shopping centre, according to head office.

No further details of these plans have been release.

Work is expected to be complete by March 2015.

Business will continue as normal with most work taking place during closing hours.

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1:07pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Dave mp says...

I can think of better things to spend the money on. Nice that they Chris Bracey involved though.
I can think of better things to spend the money on. Nice that they Chris Bracey involved though. Dave mp
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1:40pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Getting rid of the louts would help and more police.
Getting rid of the louts would help and more police. Villagecranberry
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3:39pm Fri 14 Mar 14

cat-lover says...

New flooding? Shouldn't that be flooring?
New flooding? Shouldn't that be flooring? cat-lover
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4:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Flooding. I thought of lighting; but a typo would seem the sensible option - unlike the spending option for the £3,000,000.

Resurfacing and potholes?

Refurbishing Ascham Homes kitchens and bathrooms using private companies that are fit for purpose?
Flooding. I thought of lighting; but a typo would seem the sensible option - unlike the spending option for the £3,000,000. Resurfacing and potholes? Refurbishing Ascham Homes kitchens and bathrooms using private companies that are fit for purpose? Thunderbird4
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5:14pm Mon 17 Mar 14

myopinioncounts says...

Built only 30 years ago it already had some alterations after the fire , including the removal of the escalator. Now they want to alter the central staircase again? Apart from the toilets up on the first floor there are just 3 food outlets which never seem busy, and of which 2 only serve halal food (not sure about the 3rd one). On the ground floor there seem to be more mobile phone shops than anything else.
Built only 30 years ago it already had some alterations after the fire , including the removal of the escalator. Now they want to alter the central staircase again? Apart from the toilets up on the first floor there are just 3 food outlets which never seem busy, and of which 2 only serve halal food (not sure about the 3rd one). On the ground floor there seem to be more mobile phone shops than anything else. myopinioncounts
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12:08am Thu 20 Mar 14

Techno3 says...

It would be a great improvement if they can pursuade the shops to be less nasty. I know it is a tall order asking for them to require ASDA to become a pleasant place to shop, but that is certainly a major improvement they need to make. At the moment whatever good mood I might have had which caused me to consider parting with any cash in the Mall is quickly dispelled by the thought of that horrible, uncivilised shop.
It would be a great improvement if they can pursuade the shops to be less nasty. I know it is a tall order asking for them to require ASDA to become a pleasant place to shop, but that is certainly a major improvement they need to make. At the moment whatever good mood I might have had which caused me to consider parting with any cash in the Mall is quickly dispelled by the thought of that horrible, uncivilised shop. Techno3
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