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Almondvale + McArthur Glen : Livingston Shopping Centre

Shopping Centre in West Lothian, Scotland: Stores

post updated 10 March 2024

Livingston Shopping Centre

Location: Almondvale Shopping Centre, The Elements, Livingston, EH54 6G, West Lothian

£90m expansion – approved Summer 2006

This major West Lothian retail project combines the Almondvale Centre + McArthur Glen Malls

Almondvale Shopping Centre Livingston

Architects: Building Design Partnership

Main Contractors : Miller Construction

Area: 400,000 sq ft

Construction: 2007-08

Shops*: Debenhams store, Mango, Zara, Office, Nine West

Plaza on Almondvale Boulevard – public space, city center, Mid Calder – photo taken on 19 August 2009:
Almondvale Boulevard Livingston plaza
photo : Plaza on Almondvale Boulevard by Claire M Jordan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Livingston Shopping Centre extension also includes 28 flats + 84-bed hotel & multi-storey car park

Almondvale owners (2006) : Land Securities Group plc, trading as Landsec

Livingston Designer Outlet Scotland

Livingston Designer Outlet is the largest outlet mall in Scotland. It opened in 2000 under the ownership of McArthur Glen as McArthur Glen Livingston Designer Outlet.

It is located opposite The Centre (Livingston) shopping centre. The glass roof was designed by an architect called Don Hisaka, and is similar to the former Crystal Palace in London.

In August 2013 the complex was renamed to ‘Livingston Designer Outlet’ as the site was sold to LaSalle Investment Management. In 2017 the complex was once again sold, this time to Blackstone.

Almondvale Centre One of the southern entrances, picture taken on 22 July 2008:
Almondvale Centre Livingston
photo : Richard Webb / Almondvale Centre, via Wikimedia Commons

Shortly after in 2018, the centre underwent a huge makeover. Blackstone invested several million pounds in order to appeal to a higher end market.

The outlet has around 100 stores such as Adidas, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Clarks Outlet, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Lindt Chocolate Store, Next Clearance, Ted Baker, Skechers.

The outlet also contains an upper floor with a Vue cinema which contains 8 screens, a Mini golf course with two 18 holes. A large food court is also located on the upper level with many fast food outlets such as McDonald’s, Subway and Chopstix. Many restaurants can be found close by, such as Pizza Hut, Pizza Express and Hot Flame World Banquet.

Livingston Shopping Centre architects: BDP – formelry known as the Building Design Partnership, located in Manchester, London, Glasgow, etc.

Website: The Centre, Livingston

Location: Livingston, central Scotland, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Shopping Malls, Retail Parks

Contemporary Scottish Capital Retail Property Designs – major building selection below, in alphabetical order:

ASDA Edinburgh Shopping Centre, The Jewel

Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, south Edinburgh

Gyle Shopping Centre, west Edinburgh

IKEA Edinburgh, south Edinburgh


Kinnaird Park Shopping

Meadowbank Shopping Park, east Edinburgh

Ocean Terminal, Leith

New Town St James Centre, central Edinburgh
John Lewis Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

John Lewis, central Edinburgh

Princes Mall, central Edinburgh

H&M Edinburgh
H&M Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

* current at time of writing, please check with store operators

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

Comments / photos for the Almondvale Centre + McArthur Glen Malls Building designed by Architects BDP (Building Design Partnership) and built by Miller Construction page welcome.