65 jobs to be cre­ated

Rutherglen Reformer - - CAM­BUS­LANG PARK'S FUN DAY - Will Hen­shaw

Work on the new M c D o n a l d ’s in Ruther­glen is set to start within the next month.

The res­tau­rant is ex­pected to open by the start of next year and will cre­ate 65 new jobs.

We re­ported in October that the world­wide burger chain had lodged a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the site on Dal­marnock Road, be­side the River Clyde.

And the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion was ap­proved at a com­mit­tee meet­ing in De­cem­ber.

The chain will be lo­cated next to the Tesco Su­per­store, ac­ces­si­ble by the round­about used to en­ter the store and the fill­ing sta­tion.

It will fea­ture a driv­ethru and will be able to ac­com­mo­date around 160 din­ers at a time and there will be around 37 car park­ing spa­ces.

A McDon­ald’s spokesper­son said: “Our new res­tau­rant will pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment for Ruther­glen and is ex­pected to open in win­ter 2015, with con­struc­tion work ex­pected to be­gin in the au­tumn. The new open­ing will cre­ate at least 65 new jobs and we are ex­cited about de­vel­op­ing a long and pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship with the lo­cal com­mu­nity and its res­i­dents.”

The prospec­tive lo­ca­tion is cur­rently a brown­field site with lim­ited so­cial and eco­nomic func­tion.

Coun­cil leader Ed­die McAvoy wel­comed the news when it was an­nounced and said: “It’ll make a big dif­fer­ence, es­pe­cially down at that area where we could do with some in­vest­ment to make the place more at­trac­tive.

“It will cre­ate a num­ber of new jobs as well.”s

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