Tesco go ahead for Glasgow Harbour

02 Dec 2011

Supermarket giant Tesco has been given the go-ahead to build a massive £30 million superstore on the banks of the Clyde at Glasgow Harbour. Plans for a mixed use development have also been agreed at Beith Street in Partick.

The new store, which will be part of the Glasgow Harbour development, means plans for a controversial Tesco supermarket in Partick will be scrapped.

Tesco say the store will create around 500 new jobs, with up to half of them going to the long term unemployed. The store will be developed on a site near the Thornwood roundabout at the west end of Glasgow Harbour

Earlier plans to build a superstore and 650 student flats in Beith Street caused a storm of protest in the area.

However the development, which became known as Tesco Town, got planning consent after a public inquiry.

But the city council's decision to allow the firm to build a massive Tesco Extra beside the river walkway means the Partick store will not now go ahead.

Instead councillors have agreed in principle that the Beith Street site, near the bottom of Byres Road, is suitable for flats, businesses, shops and a cafe/bar.

Source: Evening Times - Green light for Clydeside Tesco

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