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"... Hammerson's £1.4bn shopping mall could look too much like a, well, shopping mall"

"The deputy cabinet member for planning, said:
"A key aspect we have felt strongly about all the way through the development of the proposals was the [need for an] open, or partially enclosed roof [for] the 24-hour walkway running east to west through the site – a protected street if you like, rather than a [less desirable] shopping mall sense of space.

I am conscious of the Westfield development at Stratford for example, which is an open street with the shopping mall as part of it.

I am not very keen on the idea of a closed environment. Those other places work with a protected but open environment, so why can't we do it here?"

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