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Laings unveils plans for brand spanking new £5m Glasgow flagship


Laings has signed a 15-year lease to take over a landmark B-listed constructing in Scotland, which is ready to turn out to be the family-run jeweller’s new UK flagship location.

A planning utility submitted to Glasgow Metropolis Council highlighted Laings’ proposal to revitalise Rowan Home, a nineteenth century retail and workplace improvement on Glasgow’s Buchanan Road. The impartial jeweller’s £5m funding plan will see “important updates” made to the long-lasting 34,468 sq ft outlet area.

Presently occupying the second and third ground workplace area, owned by Royal London, Laings is now set to rework the complete stone-built five-storey constructing, with key parts of the enlargement plan set to construct on the workspaces for its rising workforce of craftspeople and “improve the general retail expertise”.

Glasgow has been residence to Laings because it was established in 1840, with the corporate providing a number of luxurious jewelry throughout its three showrooms inside Glasgow’s Argyll Arcade.

Stuart McDowell, managing director of Laings, mentioned: “Final 12 months, we introduced our multi-layer enlargement plan to rework our showrooms and workshops throughout the UK, reimagining the client expertise whereas guaranteeing conventional jewellers’ crafts are stored alive for generations to come back.

“The centrepiece of this funding plan is our new flagship showroom in Glasgow, the place we’ll be bringing Laings to the forefront whereas creating distinctive, immersive experiences for our purchasers.”

He added: “With negotiations to safe Rowan Home now full, and a 15-year lease agreed, we’re excited to have the ability to announce our plans to ship a brand new retail format that captures the creativeness of our purchasers and additional enhances the posh buying expertise in Glasgow.”

Laings CEO, Joe Walsh, added: “As we proceed to innovate with our jewelry and watchmaking retail experiences, we’re trying to carry innovation to each space of the enterprise, whereas by no means forgetting the deep-rooted heritage of Laings.

“The Argyll Arcade has been an vital a part of our story and we’re dedicated to making sure the success of the arcade continues. Our three Glasgow showrooms have been invaluable as we’ve constructed our providing and presence within the metropolis, however as we prepare for this subsequent chapter, we’re open to enquiries about our present retail items within the arcade.”

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