Steering the way forward at Fort expansion


McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed main contractor at the Glasgow Fort shopping park extension.

The firm’s Glasgow’s office will deliver a steel framed multi-storey car park creating 601 new car-parking spaces along with four restaurant units at the destination leisure facility. The new car park, which will bring total car parking spaces up to 2,500, will be located between Vue Cinema and the Smyths Toys store and will have five levels, including parent and child and disabled spaces. 

The retail specialist contractor will provide all works associated with the project, including broadwalk frontage, landscaping, feature cladding as well as installing lifts and public stairwells. The extension also includes four restaurant units totalling 11,500 sq. ft. of additional catering space to be positioned on the ground floor.

Paul Griffen, construction director at McLaughlin & Harvey, said, “We are proud to be appointed as main contractor for the continued works at Glasgow Fort. Since it opened, the shopping park has been extremely successful and the new car park will add to its current offering, increasing the car parking spaces by 30 per cent for shoppers across Glasgow and beyond.

“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 car park is expected to be complete in spring 2016.