Breaking new ground at Milngavie supermarket site

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BARR Construction has started construction on the site of the new Waitrose in Milngavie.

Developers Town Centre Securities appointed Barr as main contractors of the site, which will be the retailer’s seventh outlet and fourth new-build store in Scotland.

The development will see the new Waitrose supermarket built on West of Scotland FC’s roadside pitch. A new all-weather pitch will be built on an area that is currently unused, providing first-class facilities available for community use.

Enabling works have already started on site and the main construction programme will take around 28 weeks. Roundabout improvements and upgrades to the A81 will help to manage traffic flows while providing pedestrians with safe crossings and improved pavements.

Paul Happell, project manager at Barr Construction, said, “Barr has an extensive track record of creating high quality facilities for retailers and we are looking forward to commencing this latest project in partnership with Waitrose. We are also a major employer in the west of Scotland and we will be seeking to work with local suppliers and subcontractors wherever possible on this project.”

The new Waitrose will bring secure, long-term employment for up to 180 local people as well as delivering the investment West of Scotland FC needs to develop the club on its existing site.