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June 8 2021

Giant distribution warehouse & offices prepped for Robroyston

HarperCollins Publishers have trailed plans to erect a giant distribution warehouse at the Nova Business Park in Robroyston, Glasgow.

A 45-acre site off junction 2 of the M80 has been selected for the purpose-built hub, which will accommodate 500 people across editorial, distribution and support relocated from Bishopbriggs.

Comprising primarily of a storage and distribution warehouse the scheme will also accommodate ancillary offices, a vehicle depot and SUDS ponds.

Developed by Tritax Symmetry, specialists in 'big box' logistics, Symmetry Park will sit within a landscape framework defined by retained woodland to the south and west as well as areas of established wetland 'where possible'.

Comments concerning the application are invited at a digital exhibition and should be received no later than 17 June with a formal planning application expected in July. 

Comments will be taken onboard to assist development of a detailed application
Comments will be taken onboard to assist development of a detailed application
Retained woodland will partially screen the logistics hub from the M80
Retained woodland will partially screen the logistics hub from the M80

6 Comments

Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 8 Jun 2021 at 10:26 AM
Really poor / low rent stuff.

They are going to need bigger trees to hide it from the M80.

Would have been better to keep the site as a business park but whoever owned it struggled to make it work.

The big box shed is a blot on the landscape -- hard to believe but they have managed it.
Islands of sanity
#2 Posted by Islands of sanity on 8 Jun 2021 at 16:57 PM
45 years ago when Collins moved from central Glasgow to Bishopbriggs, they ran company buses through the city to collect the workforce.
We would now call that a sustainable green travel plan. This site looks ready made for a car borne workforce. isn’t that great?
modernish
#3 Posted by modernish on 8 Jun 2021 at 17:29 PM
@#2 - to be fair the process in printing has automated a fair wee bit in the last 45 years. In addition to that quite a number of the work force now are likely to be more locally based. The bus links to the near by Asda are pretty decent so car use need not be hugely significant here.
That being said it's still a bit of an incongruous whopper!
Jimbo
#4 Posted by Jimbo on 8 Jun 2021 at 18:10 PM
there is a new train station in Robroyston just along the road as well
Joe
#5 Posted by Joe on 9 Jun 2021 at 15:52 PM
When it goes bust can we get it turned into an massive indoor water park... ? You kmow you want it.
local resident
#6 Posted by local resident on 13 Jun 2021 at 10:37 AM
Got to say I'm a big bit concerned about the amount of traffic that will be involved, especially around rush hour as it is very busy just now without adding to it with more cars and large trucks, I hope there are plans to improve access roads around here to reduce this.

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