Planning approval secured for £100m Glasgow Harbour development

PROPOSALS for the £100m Glasgow Harbour development submitted by Lifestyle Outlets were approved by Glasgow City Council yesterday (28 January 2020). When complete, the development will bring about the rejuvenation of the key waterfront site with a vibrant mixture of retail, food and drink, leisure, a flagship multiplex cinema and public spaces for events, activities and performances.

As part of the proposals, a new footbridge will be created linking the Lifestyle Outlet with the Riverside Museum, improving wider connectivity for the area. 

Lifestyle Outlets, part of Peel L&P, owns and operates two other successful outlet destinations – one at Gloucester Quays and another at MediaCityUK, Manchester.

Both Gloucester and Manchester also deliver a full and varied calendar of events in their public spaces, including live fashion shows, food festivals and markets. It is fully expected that the Glasgow Harbour Outlet will deliver similar events using the site’s generous public spaces. 

In October 2019 Lifestyle Outlets announced a major partnership with ITV to create the UK’s first “I’m a Celebrity Jungle Challenge” at their development The Watergardens at MediaCityUK.

Jason Pullen, Lifestyle Outlets’ Managing Director, said:

“We are delighted to have secured permission for a development which we believe will be complementary and supportive to Glasgow’s growing international reputation as a major retail, leisure and events destination.

“Retail has evolved beyond recognition in recent years and our aim is to create a new generation of outlet shopping destinations which have leisure and entertainment at their heart.

“We believe we are bringing forward a development which will not only have a significant economic contribution to the city, but greatly support the city’s aspirations to breathe life into the waterfront.”

The development will have a 36-month build programme and discussions can now take place with potential retailers and leisure operators.

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