Specsavers goes to Glasgow Fort in £500k move

Opticians chain Specsavers has opened a £500,000 branch in one of Scotland’s biggest shopping and leisure parks, creating 20 jobs.

The Specsavers team at their new Glasgow Fort operation. Picture: Contributed

The “state-of-the-art” store at Glasgow Fort offers six test rooms, a dedicated contact lens department and a new way of selecting and fitting customers’ glasses, using imaging software on tablet devices. It also houses a dedicated in-store hearing centre with soundproof booth.

The latest store opening at Glasgow Fort marks the progress of the park’s phase two development, which has welcomed Marks & Spencer, Fat Face and Wagamama, as well as introducing longer opening hours.

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Phil Goodman, centre manager at Glasgow Fort, said: “We are very excited that Specsavers is now open. Customer interaction has revealed it is much anticipated, as style conscious wearers of glasses and contact lenses can enjoy the convenience of a more relaxed, leisurely experience of meeting their eyewear needs.”

Store director David Quigley added: “Our new store software is very clever kit and has a real wow factor for customers. It’s a quick and easy process which ensures a perfect fit every time.”

Glasgow Fort is home to almost 100 retailers and leisure operators including Topshop, Zara and TGI Friday.