Potential enormous

The new owner of the Artizan Shopping Centre in Dumbarton, La Salle Investment Management, has submitted a proposed £5m redevelopment of the centre to West Dunbartonshire Council.

The new owner of the Artizan Shopping Centre in Dumbarton, La Salle Investment Management, has submitted a proposed £5m redevelopment of the centre to West Dunbartonshire Council.

Plans include creating a glass frontage to the centre, a canopy covering the entire shopping area, and an upper floor mixed-use space for office and leisure.

By attracting a variety of new retailers, the developers believe that around 150 jobs could be created as a result. Simon Usher, of La Salle Investment Management, said: “The centre sits at the heart of Dumbarton’s High Street and its redevelopment is vitally important in creating a vibrant town centre. It has suffered in the current economic climate and from a lack of investment. We believe it has significant potential and have the funds in place.”

Tenants of the 120,000sq ft shopping centre include New Look, Peacocks, the Army Careers Office and Wilkie and Rider..