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Clyde Shopping Centre

Built 1978-82 as the Clyde Regional Shopping Centre on part of the site of the former Singer Sewing Machine Factory on Kilbowie Road in Clydebank, this development was was intended to provide a new heart for a town which had been disfigured by the Blitz and industrial decline. Designed by Edinburgh-based Hugh Martin & Partners, and constructed in two phases extending across the Forth and Clyde Canal it was, at the time, the largest shopping centre in Scotland. The Centre includes a cinema and is surrounded by parking for 2500 cars.

The Upper Mall of the Centre was refurbished at a cost of £21 million in 2003, including the addition of a much-needed roof, and it was re-opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II. An architectural competition to design a striking new canopy for the Sylvania Way pedestrian lift-bridge which links the two halves of the Centre across the canal was won by Edinburgh-based Robert Matthew Johnston Marshall (RMJM) Architects in 2007.

The Playdrome Leisure Centre lies adjacent.


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