SJ8990 : Merseyway Shopping Centre

taken 8 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Merseyway Shopping Centre
Merseyway Shopping Centre
The sides of the Merseyway Shopping Centre have been cleared of snow but the centre is something of an unofficial icerink. On the right is the BHS store followed by the year-empty ex-Woolworths store and then Marks & Spencer.
Merseyway Shopping Centre

Merseyway Shopping Centre opened in 1965 but was extensively refurbished in 1995. It consists mainly of a large pedestrianised street, where at one point there are two levels of walkways for shoppers, and there is access to both the first and ground floor of many shops. There is a small area of covered mall at the western edge of the centre, constructed in 1995.

It is built on giant stilts above the River Mersey and the river runs for the entire length of the centre. The river was first covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top.
British Home Stores (BHS)
British Home Stores was founded in London in 1928.

The department store is known for selling clothes and home ware.

In 2009 there were 193 stores employing over 17,000 people.

By 2015 there were only 171 stores employing 11,000 staff. The group was sold to Retail Acquisitions who drew up a list of 52 under-performing stores that they could close, sell off or downsize.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 January, 2010
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Shopping precinct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 894 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.6614N 2:9.6376W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 894 905
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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