Criminals hang out in shopping centre – now it is to be redesigned
The property is owned by ABK. In 2015 ABK and Kristianstad municipality received 1.9 million crowns from the state. The aim was to set Gamlegården centre on a more equal footing.
”We intend to have a lot more meetings with our tenants before we reach any final decisions”Jonas Rosenberg, ABK's head of communications
Now more measures are being planned. The purpose is to make Gamlegården centre safer and more easily available for the people who go there.
– We have a dialogue with the activities in Gamlegården centre, says Jonas Rosenberg, ABK's head of communications.
– We intend to have a lot more meetings with our tenants before we reach any final decisions. No-one is planning to disappear, and no-one will have to close down, he says.
At the moment the idea is to let ABK's service centre move in from its present site north of the shopping centre.
– We'll change places with with the youth centre.
Two of the three entrances will be closed off. Shops and the library will have their own entrances.The central square will be remodelled.
– The area in the middle has not been used as intended. We want to change that. There are also plans to update the surroundings. We want to make it more like a proper square, says Rosenberg.
Jonas Rosenberg emphasises that the aim is to increase security. So more surveillance cameras will be put in place.
Hopefully all the work will be carried out during 2022.