Back to 2001 News Archive
and New Look coming to town
Bellevilla House will be demolished to make way for a million-pound
retail site, if the new owners get the go-ahead.
high street favourites Argos and New Look fashion are now
being lined up to fill the 15,000 square foot retail development.
new owners of Bellevilla at Portrodie in the town are Glasgow--based
property developers Palisade Properties.
finally beat off a rival bid from fast food giants McDonald's
last week, after councillors had originally delayed a decision
on who the property would go to.
"Free Press" understands that Palisade will pay
£250,000 for the site, outbidding McDonald's by around
director Paul Doherty confirmed that his company now own the
site, adding that planning permission must be sought before
any further moves can be made.
Doherty quoted a consultants' report which said the arrival
of Argos and New Look would lead to 53 full-time jobs in Stranraer,
have still to finalise our deals with them but they are
pretty keen to come to the town".
said that his company would now be looking to finalise their
planning application which would include a proposal to demolish
Bellevilla and replace it with a quality development including
car-parking and landscaping.
"Free Press" understands that former old-folks'
home Bellevilla was at one point a listed building but is
no longer listed.
will finalise our planning application and then it is into
the hands of the council. We will work with them, if they
have concerns, to sort these out".
based their decision to opt for the Palisade bid on three
Palisade indicated they would use local construction workers
whereas McDonald's tend to use prefabricated structures; secondly,
Palisade's bid offered higher full-time equivalent employment
levels and, thirdly, the Glasgow company bid more cash for