£35m retail plan for Peel Park site Bulky goods estate would‘not attack town centre’
Developers insist a proposed £35 million retail estate at Peel Park could bring 260 jobs to East Kilbride – and would not be an ‘attack’ on the town centre.
Following last week’s announcement that a £15m housing development has been given the go-ahead, developers London & Scottish Investments (LSI) have revealed further plans for a bulky goods retail park at the former Tesco/Dobbies proposal site.
The 125,000 sq ft development would feature seven large retail units, five small retail units, two drive-thru restaurants and would sit on the remaining land at Redwood Crescent.
As reported in the News, 89 new private and affordable family homes are to be built on the fiveacre derelict site over the next two years. Council’s planning department.
Bulky goods retailing involves categories such as furniture, carpets, DIY, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, beds and homeware.
Mr Wilson insists that there is no suitable existing space for bulky goods retailers within East Kilbride town centre.
LSI’s Peel Park proposals also include two drive-thru restaurants and five small retail units or ‘pods’, which typically appeal to pizza delivery companies and small local businesses with two or three employees, serving the immediate local area.
Mr Wilson added: “There are really significant benefits arising from our proposed development for East Kilbride and we very much hope that local councillors will grant our bulky goods planning application to let us get on site and start to deliver these 260 new jobs the town so badly needs.”
Vision Property firm London & Scottish Investments are proposing to develop a bulky goods retail park on remaining land at Peel Park
Drawing up plans An impression of how the retail park development might look
New jobs Bryan Wilson