Shopping Centre

Council revives Old Square, Walsall

Published:  17 June, 2015

New units for Primark and Co-Op on former Tesco site

A multi-million pound council-led retail development, which will help to attract future investment to Walsall, has been successfully completed.

Walsall Council is investing in the town centre and committed nearly £7.8m of its own cash reserves to cover the overall cost of the project – set to create more than 150 direct jobs in two new retail units at Old Square Shopping Centre.

From start to completion the project took 26 months delivered to tight timescales. Irish fashion giant Primark and the Midcounties Co-Operative food store are now preparing to move in.

Alastair Hamilton, partner at construction consultant Pick Everard, said: “This new scheme will help to attract major retailers to Walsall, creating a thriving hub in the centre. Already the improvements made to the shopping centre has created a 20 per cent increase in footfall.”