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Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre

Shops at Auchinlea, west Scotland – Major Strathclyde retail development

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Glasgow Fort Extension

Construction work has commenced at the Glasgow Fort Shopping Park as part of a major development project.

Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre
Fort shopping centre by night picture from Cooper Cromar Architects, November 2004

Managed by Kier Construction, work on the 112,000 sq ft development, designed by Cooper Cromar, is expected to take around 12 months to complete.

Glasgow Fort Retail Centre

The £45m investment will see a Marks & Spencer store take up residence at the southern side of the park, while four further retail units and a restaurant will also be created.

In addition to the above, the Shopping Park has also submitted a Planning Application Notice to build a 600-space multi-storey car park.

Glasgow Fort Retail Centre
photograph © Adrian Welch

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction’s Scottish business, said: “Kier Construction is delighted to be working with British Land on this exciting extension to the Glasgow Fort. This continues the successful relationship we have with British Land in delivering retail parks throughout the UK.”

22 Aug 2012

Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre Extension

Glasgow Fort Extension News

A £9m leisure development will begin this month at Glasgow Fort Shopping Park.

The 45,000 sqft extension, which is due to be open next summer, will include a Vue cinema and five restaurants; TGI Friday, Prezzo, Harvester, Chiquito and PizzaExpress.

Phil Goodman, Centre Manager at Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, 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. This development will cement our place as a place for family, friends and individuals to shop, eat and enjoy their leisure time.” The project has Miller Construction UK as its main contractor.

Glasgow Fort
photograph © Adrian Welch

Being built on the north side of the park, adjacent to where Asda Living and Hobbycraft are located, the project will not interfere with the day to day use of the shopping park. Phil added: “A leisure development will be a great addition to this area and provide a real boost in terms of entertainment provision, as well as for the area’s economy.

This development comes at an exciting time for East End of Glasgow. With the Commonwealth Games coming, we will be proud to have such a fantastic showcase for visitors to come and enjoy what the area has to offer. We understand the role we can play in helping support the local economy and community and will work with our partners to identify jobs for people from the East End of Glasgow.”

Location: Junction 10 of the M8
Phone: 0141 771 7777
Address: 240 Provan Walk, Glasgow, G34 9DL

Photo from 10 Feb 2011

Glasgow Fort Shops
photo © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Fort Shopping

Glasgow Fort Extension

The leaseholders of this shopping centre, Hercules Unit Trust, submitted a planning application for £25m Glasgow Fort expansion: this 400,000sqft retail development would grow by 175,000sqft. Sep 2007

Glasgow Fort Shopping
Fort shopping centre by night image from Cooper Cromar Architects, November 2004

Glasgow Fort Shopping

Practical Completion of the first major section of the Fort shopping centre was reached on programme on the 2nd of March 2004 which included the new M8 slip roads & signage gantry, spine road & 4 new roundabouts directly serving the retail development plus the Green car park (730 spaces) and 48,000sqft of retail/leisure space in Block 1 building.

Various tenants at Glasgow Fort are now fitting out their retail units. The first retail unit opened for trading on 19 March 2004.

Glasgow Fort shopping centre design : Cooper Cromar Architects

Shopping Glasgow
Shops by day image from Cooper Cromar Architects, November 2004

Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, Glasgow: Background

Retail Centre
Strathclyde shopping park image from Cooper Cromar Architects

This £142m Glasgow shopping park, located at Junction 10 of the M8, is a retail regeneration project in conjunction with Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow Fort incorporates a two-sided mall design. The Fort Shopping Centre Phase One completion was due in Nov 2004. It provides non-food retail accommodation.

Anchor stores at this large Scottish retail complex include Virgin, TK Maxx, Next, Argos, Boots, JD Sports, Borders, JJB Sports, Arcadia, River Island and a Borders shop.

Morrisons have acquired a site adjacent to this Glaswegian retail development for a 130,000 sq ft supermarket.

Glasgow Fort Shopping Park Phase 1 provides around 35,000 sqm of retail.

Glasgow Fort Development Team

Developers: Pillar Property plc and Capital & Regional plc
Management Agents: Montagu Evans
Leaseholders: Hercules Unit Trust

Pillar sold the Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre leasehold to Hercules in April 2004.

Pillar Property Capital & Regional
Scottish retail buildings images courtesy of architects practice

This large suburban Glaswegian Shopping Centre opened in 2004. The retail complex’s construction cost was approximately £142m.

General Store Opening Hours (check with the retail center operators):
Monday to Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 6.30pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre

Location: northeast Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

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Burrell Collection
Burrell Museum Glasgow
photograph © Adrian Welch
Burrell Museum

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Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City, Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City

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