Well, that may well be the case. I'm trying hard to find the entrance in any of the last three pictures... Maybe it's in that glass Debenhams bit???Entrance wise...they don't seem that badly placed to me... maybe you guys arent spotting entrances because most of them are all boarded up with colourful adds.
My point is more, even in a building as ghastly as Nottingham's Victoria Centre, the Milton Street/Mansfield Road and Parliament Street facades have shops at ground level - the building is permeable and you can interact with it as a pedestrian, even if it's just to look in the windows. Compare that to the awful Glasshouse Street facade, or Collin Street for Broadmarsh. They are just blank facades. The brick built bit of that new centre is just dead to the passer-by (even if a strolling passer-by can make it over that road). It's like building a modern day Collin Street and that, to me, is pretty unforegiveable.
Meanwhile, the first picture is just awful. What the **** weer they thinking there???