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Published:  05 April, 2017

British Land completes 16 deals at Glasgow Fort

British Land and Hercules Unit Trust have signed 16 new retail, food and beverage lettings at Glasgow Fort following the completion of the new £12m Leisure Quarter which features four restaurants and a 600-space multi-storey car park.

Superdry has signed for its largest store in Glasgow and its first out-of-town store in the UK taking 12,000 sq ft on a 10-year lease. And in the new Leisure Quarter Gourmet Burger Kitchen has taken 3,000 sq ft and Thaikhun 3,750 sq ft both on 15-year leases.

Paperchase has taken its first Scottish out-of-town store with 2,000 sq ft and Smiggle is set to open its first out-of-town store in the UK taking 1,000 sq ft, both on 10-year leases.

Yo! Sushi will transform the centre’s entrance with a 2,300 sq ft restaurant on a 20-year lease while Costa has upsized and will open one of its largest UK units taking 3,500 sq ft on a 10-year lease. Footasylum has signed for 5,000 sq ft on a 10-year lease while Pret a Manger will operate a bespoke 2,500-sq ft glazed pod featuring a green living wall on a 20-year lease.

Tessuti will complement the centre’s extensive fashion offering by sharing a 10,000 sq ft store with Scotts on a 15 year lease; Waterstones has signed for 3,300 sq ft on a 10-year lease. And Café Rouge has taken 3,900 sq ft on a 15-year lease for its first Scottish out-of-town restaurant.

Nando’s which has traded very successfully since first opening at Glasgow Fort has extended into an adjacent unit almost doubling its space to 4,700 sq ft on a 15-year lease and JD Sports has also doubled its space at the centre and will open a 10,000-sq ft store on a 15 year lease.

Finally, Mamas & Papas has moved within the centre to a new 5,000-sq ft unit on a 15 year lease.

James Duck, asset manager for British Land, said: “Glasgow Fort is a great example of how we’re creating outstanding places that reflect people’s changing lifestyles, and there’s more to come. “Glasgow Fort’s continued outperformance gave us the confidence to develop the Leisure Quarter increasing the breadth and depth of our food and beverage offering and providing an additional 600 car parking spaces to accommodate growing customer numbers.”