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Construction begins on 10m Port Glasgow B&Q store

Work is starting on a £10million B&Q store, the next phase of the shopping park on former shipyard land in Port Glasgow.

The owner and developer of the land, Gallagher has appointed BAM Construction to build the 65,000 sq ft store for the UK’s largest home improvement and garden centre retailer plus a Costa Coffee drive thru restaurant and a Marstons family pub and restaurant.

The B&Q store will also have a builders yard and be served by a 340-space car park. Completion is expected for November.

So far, Gallagher have invested more than £40million in Port Glasgow implementing the realignment of the A8 trunk road, providing a new civic square, and undertaking environmental improvements to the foreshore of the River Clyde, as well as delivering the 110,000 sq ft Tesco Extra store.

Celebrating the start of work, from left, are John Mundell, Chief Executive, Inverclyde Council; Michael McCormick, Convenor, Environment and Regeneration, Inverclyde Council; Councillor Stephen McCabe, Leader of the Council; Tony Gallagher, Chairman, Gallagher UK; and Douglas Keillor, Regional Director, BAM Construction

Gallagher’s chairman, Tony Gallagher, said: “We are delighted to be working with Inverclyde Council on the on-going regeneration of the former Scott Lithgow and East Glen Yards in Port Glasgow.

The new B&Q store, together with the opening of the new facilities for Costa Coffee and Marstons will add to the viability and success of Port Glasgow town centre and will act as a catalyst for further development in this location.

“We are already in discussions with various tenants regarding the remaining 220,000 sq ft of floor space and hope to make further announcements regarding lettings in the coming months.”

Source : Inverclyde Now

13 May 2013
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