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August 21 2012

Glasgow Fort to implement expansion plans
Glasgow Fort has become the latest out-of-town mall in the city to undertake leisure oriented expansion plans, adding a new cinema and restaurants to its Easterhouse complex.

Funded by centre owners British Land and designed by Cooper Cromar the scheme will go head to head with similar developments at Braehead and Silverburn.

Fort manager Phil Goodman said: "Glasgow Fort shopping park, as well as a wide range of retail outlets, already has a number of restaurants and cafes which are very popular.

"By adding a cinema and more big restaurant names to the mix, the park will have even more to offer to our customers."

The 45,000sq/ft expansion is valued at £9m and should commence construction in a matter of weeks for completion by summer 2013.

Glasgow Fort first opened its doors in 2004.
Tenants for the expansion have already been lined up, anchored by Vue Cinemas
Tenants for the expansion have already been lined up, anchored by Vue Cinemas

5 Comments

Partick Bateman
#1 Posted by Partick Bateman on 21 Aug 2012 at 13:38 PM
This box is shinier. Much better than the other ones.
David Graham
#2 Posted by David Graham on 21 Aug 2012 at 14:11 PM
So in the last week, three already large shopping centres have submitted expansion plans. What I am concerned with is what this will do to shopping in central Glasgow? Its status as the UK's second largest retail centre is a major draw for tourists, and with Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street looking increasingly run down, I am sure that Braehead/Silverburn/Fort's plans will only add to this deterioration. Perhaps time for Sauchiehall/Argyle Street to look at other commercial/residential opportunities to deal with the growing number of empty buildings.
Egbert
#3 Posted by Egbert on 21 Aug 2012 at 14:39 PM
Sustainable development policy, anyone? I'm less worried about central Glasgow, which can always fall back on Buchanan Galleries extension to assert its retail supremacy (even while the peripheral streets wither and die as a result). Bigger concern is surely secondary and tertiary centres in the conurbation like Paisley or Coatbridge, which are already struggling desperately.
Neil
#4 Posted by Neil on 21 Aug 2012 at 14:45 PM
It's a big shiny box at one end of a car park accessed off a string of roundabouts off a motorway. How the hell is this kind of development still going on? Seriously Glasgow, get your act together.
dirige
#5 Posted by dirige on 21 Aug 2012 at 15:34 PM
These retail park expansionist plans are worrying. The bottom of the market seems to be the last profitable resource for the economy, as evidenced by these kind of developments and PPIreclaimPaydayloansAccidentcompensationPaddypowerhighstreetinvasionscumbags being industries of current growth.

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