New business district

Glasgow

Braehead shopping centre, Glasgow
Braehead shopping centre, Glasgow

Location of a new business district

  • On spacious sites on the outskirts of a town/city.
  • Beside main roads/motorways.

Reasons for new business district location

  • There is plenty of space to build large supermarkets, furniture stores and entertainment facilities like bowling alleys and cinemas.
  • Motorways provide easy access for shoppers.

Identifying features of a new business district

  • Very large buildings, eg cinemas and supermarkets.
  • Shops and services grouped together in retail parks.
  • Separated from housing and industry.
  • Thousands of free parking spaces.
  • Beside motorway or where main roads meet.
  • Built on cheap land with space to expand.
  • Low modern buildings.
  • Wide roads to accommodate many cars and delivery trucks.

An example of a new business district in Glasgow is Braehead.