The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol is set for a £2 million makeover, thisisbristol.co.uk reports.
The Galleries was badly affected by the recession, with many of its tenants going out of business and leaving the place empty. Now, following the arrival of a new tenant, the Galleries is set for a new lease of life.
Bristol letting agents are expected to follow the renovation work carefully as a new lease of life for the Galleries could make properties around the Castle Park area become yet more in-demand.
Plans so far include moving the food court down a floor and creating a new anchor-store in its place. Brand new toilets will also be installed on the middle floor, as well as a new baby-changing area.
Once completed, the centre will be largely unrecognisable from its old incarnation, developers claim.
Work has already begin on the restoration, with it expected to be completed within six months.
The centre has already signed up a number of new tenants for its food court, with Burger King, Fat Jackets, Butlers and Perfect Pizza all signing up.
Speaking to i4u.com of their plans for the site's future, centre manager Colin Lang explained: "The habits of shoppers have changed as a result of the recession and although people are still willing to spend money they are still looking for good value."