Higher Urban Introduction Urban Out of Town Shopping Centre [Date] Today I will: - Be able to explain the impact of an out of town shopping centre on shops in the CBD Higher Urban Introduction Urban Braehead The Fort Shopping in the CBD Silverburn Higher Urban Introduction Urban You are a planner, with the job of locating a new “out of town shopping centre” Key factors in the location of a shopping centre: [A] Transport links [B] to allow access for workers, deliveries and customers [A] Near town/city [B] to provide customers/workforce [A] Edge of town location [B] cheaper price Large area flat land [B] Room for car park and future expansion Higher Urban Introduction Urban Higher Urban Introduction Urban Explain how an out of town shopping centre could have an impact on the shops in the CBD (8 marks). Example: Silverburn Why would you go to an out of town shopping centre as opposed to the CBD? Higher Urban Introduction Urban Higher Urban Introduction Urban Higher Urban Introduction Urban Higher Urban Introduction Urban Reduction of Customers [A] Shopping Centres like Silverburn offer free parking away from congested CBD which takes customers away from the CBD and the shops lose business . They also provide a clean, pleasant and sheltered shopping environment and are accessible to a large % of the population . [B] Some shops in the CBD may be forced to close, especially on the edge of the main shopping area, as there are fewer people in these areas making money . Empty shops are unattractive and prone to graffiti. This makes the area look run down . There is however reduced traffic congestion in the CBD . Higher Urban Introduction Urban Bringing Back Customers [A] Shopping in the CBD has been modernised to bring customers back into the centre. [B] Buchanan Street has been pedestrianised leading to a safer shopping environment . Improvements have been made to St. Enoch Centre and there are future improvements to Buchanan Galleries . In addition new shopping areas and restaurants such as Forever 21 have been built .