Back to 2003 News Archive
Retail Jobs for Stranraer
architects Cooper Cromar, acting for developers Palisade Properties,
who are also based in the city, have given the Free Press
an exclusive look at a £1 million retail project
which will bring Argos, New Look and Birthdays to the town.
director Paul Doherty has already said the development will
lead to over 50 full-time jobs in Stranraer.
work will start soon on the Bellevilla House site. Most of
the former old folk's home has been demolished, with just
the original house still standing.
fast food giants McDonald's were earmarked to take over the
site, but were outbid by Palisade who, the Free Press
understand, paid £250,000 for the site, outbidding McDonald's
by around £35,000.
permission for the project was finally given in July last
year when consent to demolish the 200-year-old Bellevilla
House was given together with the go-ahead for three retail
outlets totalling 16,850 square feet.