Friday, 9 October 2009

Britney and the Showcase Leisure Park


Many of my more intellectual readers will be aware of the symbiotic relationship between the property development industry, planning, leisure and sex. Well I don't like to bring it up as this is a respectable blog rather than a smutty alleyway of the wide world web. But remember that great story from 2004 when the lovely Britney was doing her Toxic Tour? Exactly. She hired all 28 lanes of the Hollywood Bowl at the Showcase Leisure Park near Coatbridge for herself and friends while performing two sell-out shows at the SECC in Glasgow. The point is that planning and sex had come together at the Showcase Leisure Park - which has never looked back! Even today, many beautiful young maidens from Coatbridge are called Britney after that momentous event.

Let's have a look at the place - looks great doesn't it? You know, the whole point of a fantastic paradise like this is that you can drive there with the window down, cruise round the car park with your arm hanging nonchalantly out of the window and yes, you can imagine you are in California. Designed by Walt Disney himself, Frankie and Benny's, the Showcase Cinema itself and even a Big Mac with a wifi hotspot are all there - mouthwatering. It's a great day out for the whole family of course.

When I was there, the car parks looked very special with nice twinkling green decorations, a bit like broken glass. Also there must have been a recent violent hailstorm as a number of car windows had been broken and the Police were in attendance. Good to know that safety and security are being taken care of there.

Yes, make no mistake. This is a top-notch premier development located in one of Scotland's greatest ever growth corridors - the M8 - just along the road from Eurocentral and the Bellshill Hilton, forming a sort of triangle of excellence which can probably be seen from outer space. I'll close now and prepare myself for a busy weekend of community meetings and gardening but I will be back soon with more exciting news and first class projects like this from the Scottish town planning scene.

4 comments:

Nemesis said...

I've just had my cocoa and the electric blanket is switched on. The Thompson and Morgan 2010 catalogue beckons. I've read this and now wonder - is there more to lfe?

How have I missed it, and its dark alleyways? Sob.

Dave Thompson said...

A garden catalogue can be worth many retail parks - have a peaceful weekend with my best wishes. Thanks also for your help with Twitter - even though the followers are not appearing....

Nemesis said...

Maybe they are reading, however...

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