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Opportunities for leisure in Glasgow, UK, as council seeks to push ahead with Buchanan Galleries expansion

A number of leisure opportunities could be up for grabs after Glasgow City Council revealed that 93 separate areas of land around the Buchanan Galleries shopping district may have to be compulsorily purchased as part of a planned expansion.

The list of compulsory purchase orders is now due to be sent to Scottish Ministers for approval, with the council stating that it requires the land to push ahead with significant developments and improvements to the Buchanan Quarter.

The expansion work would include an extension and refurbishment of Buchanan Galleries shopping centre, as well as public realm improvements.

It is being planned that two flagship retails stores – Marks & Spencer and John Lewis – will lead the way as part of 1.2m sq ft (111,483sq m) of leisure, restaurant and shopping space.

Designs for the overall extension – which could come in at a cost of around £380m (US$630m, €478m) – have been put together by BDP architects for the site’s owners, Land Securities and Henderson Global Investors.

It is believed that initial work on the development could start this autumn, with main work at the site beginning early next year. If all goes to plan, the project could be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

The city of Glasgow has seen a big boost recently following its hosting of the Commonwealth Games, with the leisure sector financial benefiting from the influx of hotel guests having to pay increased rates for their stay during the event.

A number of leisure opportunities could be up for grabs after Glasgow City Council revealed that 93 separate areas of land around the Buchanan Galleries shopping district may have to be compulsorily purchased as part of a planned expansion. The list of compulsory purchase orders is now due to be sent to Scottish Ministers for approval, with the council stating that it requires the land to push ahead with significant
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Opportunities for leisure in Glasgow, UK, as council seeks to push ahead with Buchanan Galleries expansion
A number of leisure opportunities could be up for grabs after Glasgow City Council revealed that 93 separate areas of land around the Buchanan Galleries shopping district may have to be compulsorily purchased as part of a planned expansion.
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