Loreburne shopping centre appoints new manager
Hurstwood has appointed Michael O’hagan as the new General Manager of Loreburne Shopping Centre as it announces its first wave of investment in the Dumfries shopping centre.
Michael, who previously managed many successful retail & leisure centers in the UK and Ireland, says:
”This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to work with the new owners together with our retailers and the local community within the Dumfries and Galloway Region. I am very impressed by Hurstwood’s level of commitment to improving the shopping Centre’s retail and leisure customer experience, which is pivotal to the economic success of the town and region.”
Stephen Ashworth, Chairman and CEO of Hurstwood, comments: “I am delighted that Michael has joined the team. His wealth of experience and exceptional track record means that I am confident that he will help us achieve our ambitions for the shopping centre.
From the outset, we have been committed to investing both significant funding and manpower as we look to revitalise the shopping centre’s existing offering. This initial injection of £250,000 will predominantly focus on community-led works including the car park, toilets and access to provide a far better experience for those visiting the shopping centre.
We are also looking to repurpose some of the vacant units to create flexible business suites as well as the creation of a new food hall.”
Stephen continues: “This is just the first phase of our long-term strategy to dramatically enhance the offering at Loreburne as we recognise the importance that it plays as a destination for the local community.”
Hurstwood acquired Loreburne Shopping Centre in April of this year.
Michael is pictured second from the right