Broad Street Mall
|Location||Reading, Berkshire, UK|
|Owner||Doughty Hanson & Co (2001-2004)|
|Total retail floor area||40,000m²|
|No. of floors||3(including TK Maxx basement)|
|Parking||720 total spaces
18 disabled bays
Broad Street Mall is a large indoor shopping mall located in central Reading, England. There is a large multi-storey car park with direct access to the first floor of the Mall. It is close to The Hexagon theatre and the offices of Reading Borough Council.
Plans for the mall were made by the Reading Borough Council in 1956, however it took more than a decade to find a suitable site and buy it. The mall was originally known as the Butts Centre, and was named after the adjacent St Mary's Butts. The current name relates to Reading's principal pedestrian shopping street, Broad Street, and the mall is situated at the west end of the street. It was opened in 1971. The mall was purchased by Doughty Hanson & Co in June 2001 and sold in March 2004. During this period they implemented a business strategy to update and refurbish the mall to modern standards. During this time footfall increased 50% and net operating profits increased 38%.
- The Oracle, another shopping centre nearby.
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