Cathcart Road

  • Aerial view of the Cathcart Road site
  • The site of the new Tesco at Cathcart Road

Lead Partner: Cathcart Developments Ltd

Other Partners: Tesco Stores Ltd

Project Team: Architects - Cooper Cromer; Tesco Store - Manson Architects Planning Consultants - GVA and DPP

Project History
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  • The Cathcart Development site adjacent to the new M74 extension
  • View looking towards Gorbals Gate
  • The site has been derelict for many years
  • The site of the new Tesco at Cathcart Road


Glasgow City Centre, Gorbals


Cathcart Developments Ltd has teamed up with Tesco Stores Ltd to submit a 24 acre masterplan comprising office, residential and retail space. The scheme will incorporate an 80,000 sq ft Tesco store, 105,000 sq ft of office space and 200 homes.

The project is set to complete the regeneration of the Gorbals. More than 400 new jobs will be created in the supermarket as well as new training opportunities. The scheme will provide an economic boost to the area, reduce the need to travel to shop and provide a mix of uses delivering an attractive location to live, work and shop.

The Tesco store will sport a high level "floating" canopy with timber columns, together with larch timber clad side elevations. It will also house a number of sustainable features including rainwater harvesting and low energy design.

Public realm will be enhanced with granite paving, public seating and a specimen tree will delineate a walkway from Cathcart Road through to the supermarket. An access road will be laid through the site with all the buildings set back from the pavement line by a landscaped buffer.

A new link road will help improve traffic flow and reduce congestion and enhanced walking, cycling and public transport facilities are proposed.

Current status:

Full planning application submitted February 2011.

Planning application approved August 2012.


2012 onwards



  • Cathcart Road Tesco gets go ahead