Brydens all by its self
BY NEXT MONTH, the only business operating in Norman Centre on Broad Street will be Brydens Insurance.
This business is moving in on Wednesday at a time when most businesses in the mall have already moved out or are in the process of moving out.
In November, all tenants were informed they had to vacate in light of impending electrical upgrades and the building of a multi-storey car park.
However, an advertisement in the March 11 edition of the WEEKEND NATION stated Brydens Insurance was moving to the third floor of the building on March 16.
Director of Norman Finance Developments Ltd, Stephen Edghill, said Brydens was a fellow company under Ansa McAl and would thus adjust to any interruptions more readily.
“We have major electrical work going on as well as construction on the ground and first floors [Brydens will be on the third].
“Brydens is one of the companies in our group, so we can afford to shut them down at times if necessary. In other words, what they could tolerate, a normal tenant not in our group would not,” he said.
Edghill added that Brydens would be the only business allowed during the construction but said the existing tenants who wished to return when the renovations were finished would be given first preference.