Dobbies East Kilbride consultation and plans detailed

Dobbies/Tesco East Kilbride
Dobbies/Tesco East Kilbride

Dobbies and Tesco are to hold a public consultation on plans for their first joint new-build store in Scotland where customers will be able to access both businesses through a single entrance.

An image of the planned centre has now been released.
 
The site in East Kilbride already has planning permission for a stand-alone supermarket and a Dobbies Garden Centre. The community consultation event will be held from 6-8pm on 5  December and from 12 noon until 6pm on 6 December  at The Byre, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride.
 
Tesco corporate affairs manager Adam Williams said: "We have been keen to open a store in East Kilbride for some time now and are delighted to be able to consult on this exciting joint scheme. The store will provide a fantastic shopping experience and bring more choice and value for money to shoppers in East Kilbride."
 
He added: "Our joint proposals will bring over 400 jobs to East Kilbride and we will work with partners to recruit locally. We already have over 200 apprentices in our Scottish stores and look forward to recruiting more."
 
Dobbies property director Stuart Wright said: "When we previously consulted the East Kilbride community, we got a very positive response.  We hope the community will welcome our updated plans which will show how customers will be able to access both the Tesco store and Dobbies through a single entrance where the popular Dobbies restaurant will be situated."


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