Loreburne Centre Dumfries Submits Planning for New Food Village

Hurstwood Holdings, the new owner of the Loreburne Centre, has submitted a planning application to create a new £500,000 indoor food village.

The plans would see the transformation of the former Next unit, which has remained empty for the last three years into an indoor food village with operators including local businesses, entrepreneurs, and food providers.

This is the next stage of investment by Hurstwood, which has already committed more than £250,000 worth of immediate refurbishment works at the Centre within the first six months of ownership.

Michael O’Hagan, Centre Manager of Loreburne Centre, comments: “We have a very definite vision of what we want to create here at the Loreburne Centre and it is crucial that we undertake every effort to reinvigorate and bring new life back to the vacant space if we are to ensure the future success of the Centre.

“The last few years have been very challenging within the retail and leisure sector and the additional benefits that this food village will bring are infinite. Not only will there be further job creation but it will also help support the local day and night time economy.

“The food village is a vital step in our plan to improve the existing offering as we look to create a vibrant, dynamic and successful family destination where people, young and old, will want to meet.

By implementing these initiatives, we are reinforcing our commitment to the continual improvement of the Loreburne Centre as well as supporting the Scottish Government’s ‘Town Centre First’ policy.”

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