Urban regeneration company Centros Miller has joined forces with Dumfries and Galloway Council in Scotland to develop a retail-led scheme in Dumfries town centre.

Proposals for the 3.7 acre (1.5ha) site are at an early stage, but the scheme could measure up to about 200,000 sq ft (18,580 sq m). The site houses a car park and several commercial buildings.

The council’s rejuvenation strategy plan for the town centre identifies the Whitesands area, where the scheme will be located, as the priority regeneration site. The development is also likely to include mixed-use elements such as offices or residential space.

Centros Miller development manager Tony Williams said: “We have a major opportunity to improve the retail facilities in Dumfries and stem the flow of expenditure to competing locations like Carlisle and Glasgow."