You can’t really see the shape of the new building in the animation, as I was limited by the old, 1960s, photo, but the two photos below will show how there is a deliberate attempt to revive an older style, once common throughout Ellesmere Port. I hadn’t even noticed this until I took the second photo today.
The roof-line on the front of this building replaced the 1960s “shoebox” design.
The shop in the middle of this photo of Station Road, Annels, had a similar shape of roof-line.
After the Port Arcades was built, Rivington Road no longer went anywhere, and is now a pedestrian precinct.
The buildings in the first photo were incorporated, in the mid-1980s, into the Port Arcades, a covered shopping mall.