Glasgow Fort Multi-Storey Car Park

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47 weeks


Cooper Cromar

Construction of a new multi-storey car park and four retail units in Glasgow.

This project involved the design and construction of four retail units, a new steel frame multi-storey car park and the reconfiguration of the existing car park and public areas of the Glasgow Fort whilst working in a live retail park, between a terrace of retail units and a multi-screen cinema.

The car park consisted of five levels with 601 car parking spaces. The retail units comprised of three units of 3,000 sqft and one of 2,500 sqft.

The Shopping Park is located to the North of Junction 10 of the M8 Motorway in Glasgow, bounded by dual carriageways and the existing residential properties.

Car Park and Public Area Reconfigurations and re-surfacings, including staged reconfiguration of:

  • The temporary pedestrian access route, temporary roundabout and associated car park
  • Vue Cinema car park including re-surfacing and associated landscaping
  • Green car park and associated landscaping
  • New access route and associated landscaping
  • Boardwalk upgrade works to the frontage of the cinema and formation of external dining areas and associated landscaping

The car park works also included associated broadwalk frontage, landscaping, feature cladding, lifts, mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering services installations, high grade lighting, decorations and finished public staircores, waterproofed decks and signage.


There was a large feature façade canopy on the south side of the building. During the course of the project, this value engineered this to reduce the costs and the final design was made of steel cladding with a green roof that meant that no maintenance required.

This project involved a phased completion. A phased handover across five stages with each retail facility being released separately. In addition, as this was a busy retail park with significant growth in footfall, we carried out a phased completion of the car park so that this facility could be utilised at the earliest opportunity.

This project was located within a live and busy retail park and space was very restricted as the neighbouring cinema and restaurants were still operational. Therefore, we needed to adapt the access routes, flow of traffic and general public pathways around the site several times during the completion of the works to minimise any disruption to the general public and neighbouring cinema and restaurants.

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