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Parkway Valley Shopping Centre, what to do with it?

I was thinking about this lately and putting a shopping center there may not be the best solution (although Limerick could do with a Tesco Extra store (similar to Naas store opened today) and a new Pennys, but not sure if a full shopping centre is needed here.

In Glasgow there is an indoor ski sloop called Xscape Braehead, ( It has many adventure activities:
– Artificial Ski Slope
– Bowling
– Rock Climbing
– Fun Station
– Fandrop
– Laser Game

Plus many more. Would turning the Parkway Valley Shopping Centre into this style of centre work? We could also add an Olympic sized ice rink that doubles as ice hockey too.

Piece on the opening:
06 Apr 2006

Xscape Braehead opens on time

The new £70m Xscape Braehead leisure complex near Glasgow opened as planned on 6 April, despite the collapse of a cinema ceiling last month during the final stages of construction.
Work at the X-Leisure-managed site was temporarily put on hold after the incident – described as “significant” by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – on 7 March.

However, X-Leisure’s chief executive, PY Gerbeau, insisted at the time that the collapse would not prevent construction on the rest of the site and would have no effect on the opening date.

The 380,000sq ft (35,300sq m) Xscape Braehead is part of the Renfrew Riverside Partnership regeneration programme and includes a 200m ski slope and a 50m beginners’ slope – boasting 16 snow guns generating 1,500 tonnes of real snow.

Xscape will also host a multiplex Odeon cinema, 24 lanes of bowling, extreme sports including climbing walls and an aerial assault course and a number of restaurants and bars such as Café Rouge and Pizza Express. It is anticipated that Xscape Braehead will attract around four million visitors in its first year of operation.

It is the third Xscape site in the UK for X-Leisure, alongside Milton Keynes and Castleford. Details:

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