Thistles Centre Stirling – Shops, Shopping Centre

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Stirling Shopping Centre : Thistles Centre

Shopping Centre in central Scotland, UK – Scottish Retail Building

Thistles Centre Stirling

Location: various entries, off Murray Place & Port Street, central Stirling

The Thistles Shopping Centre opened in 1977. It contains over 500,000 sqft of retail.
There are 87 shop units.

Address: Goosecroft Road, Stirling FK8 2EA

Phone: 01786 470055

Recent entry canopy to Port Street entrance of the Thistles Centre:
Thistles Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

It is located close to the railway station, just a little south west, right in the heart of the city. If you are going to the castle it is right at the base of the hill. The rear of the shopping centre is ugly, massive scale masonry with damp patches, grey and foreboding – a change is needed, demolition would be a great option. However the renewal at the front by BDP is more appealing in its hi-tech garb.

Buildings close to the Thistles Centre include Stirling Castle, Albert Halls, Stirling Tolbooth, Stirling Municipal Buildings, The Steeple Stirling and Old Viewforth.

Refurbishment and modernisation of The Thistle Centre was by architects BDP – Building Design Partnership – including mall finishes, specialist rooflights and feature entrances.

Thistles Centre renewal design : BDP Architects


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