Glasgow Fort extension helps pull in more shoppers

Glasgow Fort hailed the success of new stores including M&S and FatFace. Picture: Contributed
Glasgow Fort hailed the success of new stores including M&S and FatFace. Picture: Contributed
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More than 14.5 million shoppers have visited the Glasgow Fort shopping and leisure centre since the introduction of its major extension a year ago when Marks & Spencer became a flagship tenant.

Footfall has risen 8 per cent since the “phase two” development opened, with more than 300 jobs created at chains such as FatFace, River Island and Wagamama.

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Centre manager Phil Goodman said: “We knew there would be a demand for a flagship Marks & Spencer store, as well as these other leading high-end brands. We are extremely pleased to look back over the past year and see how popular the extension has been with our customers.

“After more than a decade of leading the way in out-of-town, late-night shopping and leisure, we continue to grow and look at ways of making the experience for our customers even better.”

Work is now underway on a new “leisure quarter” comprising four restaurants and a multi-storey car park, and Goodman said there are also plans to upgrade the communal areas of the centre, as well as bring in more brand names.