Construction work has started at the Walthamstow shopping centre

Shopping mall's £3m refurbishment gets underway

Manager Alasdair Currie, operations mamager Michelle Finn and marketing manager Craig Higgins with Mall Monster

Artist impression of the interior

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The first phase of a £3million revamp of a shopping centre has started. 

Walthamstow Mall has hired Stanton Construction to carry out the work, which will include 80,000sq ft of new retail and leisure space.

Work started at the end of July and will run until February 2015, with businesses trading as normal, as the majority of work will take place outside of trading hours. 

Chris Bracey, of Gods Own Junkyard in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, will create unique neon signs for the centre.

New shop fronts, flooring, and a feature staircase in the central square will be installed and the interior brickwork will be replaced in the coming weeks. 

A ribbon ceiling feature will be installed to filter through natural sunlight and at night project different colours using a modern lighting system. 

General manager Alasdair Currie said: "The refurbishment work getting underway is great news for Walthamstow and it’s a fantastic opportunity to modernise The Mall to meet our customer needs.

"We are very excited about the revamp, which will refresh and revitalise the inside of The Mall and add colour and vibrancy. It will be a case of business as usual here at the Mall for shoppers and retailers while the work is taking place."

 

 

 

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11:52am Fri 8 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

This already sounds so exciting, cannot wait to shop here.
This already sounds so exciting, cannot wait to shop here. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -8

12:14pm Fri 8 Aug 14

spy_in_the sky says...

Where will they put 80,000sq ft of new retail and leisure space, its pretty small and gets packed out enough as it is.
Where will they put 80,000sq ft of new retail and leisure space, its pretty small and gets packed out enough as it is. spy_in_the sky
  • Score: 11

4:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

cynicalsue says...

That'll be at least 3 more pound shops then.
That'll be at least 3 more pound shops then. cynicalsue
  • Score: 8

5:20pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jonny mash says...

Rather than wasting money on refurbishing the £3 tracksuit shops in the mall this payment go directly to the McMuffins / Council / Soho Raymond Revue theatre quango in order to help them purchase and restore the crumbling old cinema next to the brand new cinema which is being built on the arcade site. £12,000,000 is needed to bring the nostalgic Granada back to life and this £3,000,000 will help pay for the bingo organ restoration and the private members only bar for the McMuffins.
Rather than wasting money on refurbishing the £3 tracksuit shops in the mall this payment go directly to the McMuffins / Council / Soho Raymond Revue theatre quango in order to help them purchase and restore the crumbling old cinema next to the brand new cinema which is being built on the arcade site. £12,000,000 is needed to bring the nostalgic Granada back to life and this £3,000,000 will help pay for the bingo organ restoration and the private members only bar for the McMuffins. jonny mash
  • Score: -12

8:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
This already sounds so exciting, cannot wait to shop here.
like you're going to, you clown ?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This already sounds so exciting, cannot wait to shop here.[/p][/quote]like you're going to, you clown ? jackblack007
  • Score: 0

10:06pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

jackblack007 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
This already sounds so exciting, cannot wait to shop here.
like you're going to, you clown ?
No, I am a retired surveyor actually, but met a clown once, Manny the Stick.
You Superintendent Works? Lavatory?
[quote][p][bold]jackblack007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This already sounds so exciting, cannot wait to shop here.[/p][/quote]like you're going to, you clown ?[/p][/quote]No, I am a retired surveyor actually, but met a clown once, Manny the Stick. You Superintendent Works? Lavatory? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

9:23am Sat 9 Aug 14

stickmanny says...

He wants to live in a London without immigration. But back then village fools used to be poked with sharp sticks and hung from trees.
He wants to live in a London without immigration. But back then village fools used to be poked with sharp sticks and hung from trees. stickmanny
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Sat 9 Aug 14

roundthetwist says...

Marks and Spencers here please.
Marks and Spencers here please. roundthetwist
  • Score: 10

9:38pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
[quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle.. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

9:51am Sun 10 Aug 14

roundthetwist says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
Yes your right. That was the past though.

Its a changing borough now. People who can afford to buy houses in the borough which are costing upwards of 28% more than a year ago can also afford to shop in Marks & Sparks.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..[/p][/quote]Yes your right. That was the past though. Its a changing borough now. People who can afford to buy houses in the borough which are costing upwards of 28% more than a year ago can also afford to shop in Marks & Sparks. roundthetwist
  • Score: 11

12:03pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

roundthetwist wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
Yes your right. That was the past though.

Its a changing borough now. People who can afford to buy houses in the borough which are costing upwards of 28% more than a year ago can also afford to shop in Marks & Sparks.
I think they would prefer Waitrose now.
[quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..[/p][/quote]Yes your right. That was the past though. Its a changing borough now. People who can afford to buy houses in the borough which are costing upwards of 28% more than a year ago can also afford to shop in Marks & Sparks.[/p][/quote]I think they would prefer Waitrose now. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

12:41pm Sun 10 Aug 14

roundthetwist says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
Yes your right. That was the past though.

Its a changing borough now. People who can afford to buy houses in the borough which are costing upwards of 28% more than a year ago can also afford to shop in Marks & Sparks.
I think they would prefer Waitrose now.
Yes much more posh!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..[/p][/quote]Yes your right. That was the past though. Its a changing borough now. People who can afford to buy houses in the borough which are costing upwards of 28% more than a year ago can also afford to shop in Marks & Sparks.[/p][/quote]I think they would prefer Waitrose now.[/p][/quote]Yes much more posh! roundthetwist
  • Score: 1

10:04pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Chingstow says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
Times change, if you said to someone that they would be selling pork pies and scotch eggs at £4 a piece in The Bell a few years back, they'd have thought you were mad! Embrace change, it's not always a bad thing.

There's clearly money in Walthamstow these days so an M&S might not be out the question
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..[/p][/quote]Times change, if you said to someone that they would be selling pork pies and scotch eggs at £4 a piece in The Bell a few years back, they'd have thought you were mad! Embrace change, it's not always a bad thing. There's clearly money in Walthamstow these days so an M&S might not be out the question Chingstow
  • Score: 6

9:47am Mon 11 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Chingstow wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
Times change, if you said to someone that they would be selling pork pies and scotch eggs at £4 a piece in The Bell a few years back, they'd have thought you were mad! Embrace change, it's not always a bad thing.

There's clearly money in Walthamstow these days so an M&S might not be out the question
M&S are old hat, their profits have plummeted.

John Lewis is the future for sure.
[quote][p][bold]Chingstow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..[/p][/quote]Times change, if you said to someone that they would be selling pork pies and scotch eggs at £4 a piece in The Bell a few years back, they'd have thought you were mad! Embrace change, it's not always a bad thing. There's clearly money in Walthamstow these days so an M&S might not be out the question[/p][/quote]M&S are old hat, their profits have plummeted. John Lewis is the future for sure. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

2:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jonny mash says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Chingstow wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
roundthetwist wrote:
Marks and Spencers here please.
Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market.

Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..
Times change, if you said to someone that they would be selling pork pies and scotch eggs at £4 a piece in The Bell a few years back, they'd have thought you were mad! Embrace change, it's not always a bad thing.

There's clearly money in Walthamstow these days so an M&S might not be out the question
M&S are old hat, their profits have plummeted.

John Lewis is the future for sure.
Give the people want they want - "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor", "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor", "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor", "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor"
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chingstow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roundthetwist[/bold] wrote: Marks and Spencers here please.[/p][/quote]Haha, they tried it, too many riff raff nicking off them so they shut up shop and cut their losses. That is what killed off the lower end of the market. Theybhavevopened the petrol station outlet in thevLeyton. High Road but that is equally a losing battle..[/p][/quote]Times change, if you said to someone that they would be selling pork pies and scotch eggs at £4 a piece in The Bell a few years back, they'd have thought you were mad! Embrace change, it's not always a bad thing. There's clearly money in Walthamstow these days so an M&S might not be out the question[/p][/quote]M&S are old hat, their profits have plummeted. John Lewis is the future for sure.[/p][/quote]Give the people want they want - "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor", "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor", "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor", "Nando's, Nando's dash it on the floor" jonny mash
  • Score: -8

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