The Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Edgware, reveals £1m facelift

The Broadwalk Centre

The Broadwalk Centre

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A shopping centre has unveiled a £1million facelift.

The revamp of the Broadwalk Centre, in Station Road, Edgware, has finally been completed after months of building work.

Its new look was inspired by late Victorian and Edwardian red brick architecture, to remain in keeping with other buildings in the area.

The mall was taken over by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) in 2012 and since then Metro Bank has moved in and JD Sport has doubled in size.

Centre manager Angela Brooks said: “Edgware is a vibrant and thriving town centre and as the community’s main shopping destination, we were keen to improve the centre to provide a better experience and environment for our customers.

“We have had some great feedback on our brand new façade already and are looking at other ways we can make this the best possible place for the Edgware community. ”

The Broadwalk Centre spans 195,000 square feet and includes 40 shops, including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Boots, WH Smith, New Look, Poundland, Costa and Superdrug.

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10:14am Wed 9 Jul 14

Treenut says...

More London Broncos presence here please. Looks great!
More London Broncos presence here please. Looks great! Treenut
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10:08am Tue 15 Jul 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

What a pity the £1m facelift didn’t include improving the toilets! I cannot comment on the ladies’ facilities, but the gentlemen’s loo has room for five customers seated and five standing and yet has only three hand-washing machines, one of which is positioned so low that an adult would have to kneel on the floor to use it.

These machines are of a pointless all-in-one design that goes through a cycle of soap, water and hot air. You thrust your hands into a hole and the machine automatically dispenses a glob of liquid soap. If you are lucky, it lands on your hands; if not, there is nothing you can do about it other than to let the machine complete its cycle and start again.

The machine then dribbles warmish water for a predetermined time, which may be either too long for you or too short. If you still have soap on your hands when the machine stops dribbling, then again there is nothing you can do about it other than to wait for the machine to complete its cycle and start again.

Finally, the machine blows a weak stream of hottish air for a fixed time. If your hands are still wet when your time is up, then once more there is nothing you can do about it other than to start the cycle again.

And while you are going through this unnecessarily automated process, other customers are queuing to use the machine or, more likely, have given up and walked out with unwashed hands.

Why on earth should you have to wait for someone else to finish their hand-drying before you can start to wash your own hands? Surely it makes sense to have separate washing and drying facilities, so that you can choose for yourself how thoroughly you wash your hands and how well you dry them.
What a pity the £1m facelift didn’t include improving the toilets! I cannot comment on the ladies’ facilities, but the gentlemen’s loo has room for five customers seated and five standing and yet has only three hand-washing machines, one of which is positioned so low that an adult would have to kneel on the floor to use it. These machines are of a pointless all-in-one design that goes through a cycle of soap, water and hot air. You thrust your hands into a hole and the machine automatically dispenses a glob of liquid soap. If you are lucky, it lands on your hands; if not, there is nothing you can do about it other than to let the machine complete its cycle and start again. The machine then dribbles warmish water for a predetermined time, which may be either too long for you or too short. If you still have soap on your hands when the machine stops dribbling, then again there is nothing you can do about it other than to wait for the machine to complete its cycle and start again. Finally, the machine blows a weak stream of hottish air for a fixed time. If your hands are still wet when your time is up, then once more there is nothing you can do about it other than to start the cycle again. And while you are going through this unnecessarily automated process, other customers are queuing to use the machine or, more likely, have given up and walked out with unwashed hands. Why on earth should you have to wait for someone else to finish their hand-drying before you can start to wash your own hands? Surely it makes sense to have separate washing and drying facilities, so that you can choose for yourself how thoroughly you wash your hands and how well you dry them. Edgar de Jarnac
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1:53pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

Treenut wrote:
More London Broncos presence here please. Looks great!
I don;t understand Treenut's comment. Does anyone else?
[quote][p][bold]Treenut[/bold] wrote: More London Broncos presence here please. Looks great![/p][/quote]I don;t understand Treenut's comment. Does anyone else? Edgar de Jarnac
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3:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Treenut says...

Ah, they basically play Rugby League down the road at The Hive-Camrose Avenie. Would be nice to see them as part of the Community especially at The New Broadwalk.
Ah, they basically play Rugby League down the road at The Hive-Camrose Avenie. Would be nice to see them as part of the Community especially at The New Broadwalk. Treenut
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