The Towns Development in the 1970s

Here is a video from 1973, showing how Southend developed the high street and the new building ‘Southend Victoria Shopping Centre‘.

The video compares how Basildon used their shopping centre to reduce the amount of Carbon Monoxide that shoppers were to be subjected to when going about their shopping. Then how Southend on Sea adopted their idea of a shopping centre, specially build to allow buses to travel underneath the shopping centre, allowing customers to take escalators directory to the shopping complex.

From the shopping centre, shoppers will be able to walk directly to the High Street, now removed from car traffic.

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