Glasgow – a shopping city
Glasgow is a ‘shopaholic’s paradise’ according to Lonely Planet and ranks as the UK’s number 1 city for the highest retail market spend potential (outside London) and 11th in Europe alongside Milan, Zurich and Amsterdam.
Over 0.5 million m2 (5.4 million ft2) of retail space can be found in the city centre, with prime and super prime shopping to be had within one square mile in the city centre, known as the Style Mile.
The Style Mile offers an extraordinary concentration of shops and bars and restaurants: from the biggest global brands and luxury outlets to major international retailers and designer names.
Buchanan Street – Glasgow’s premier shopping street – is the busiest high street in the UK, after London’s Oxford Street, with an average hourly footfall of 6,020 people and a vacancy rate of just 3%.
The city also has a well-founded reputation for music, gigs and nightlife and is a growing foodie destination. Combined with a robust economy and busy calendar of events and conferences that attract leisure and business tourists all year round, Glasgow’s retail sector is set to thrive.
Glasgow Retail Prospectus
Glasgow offers some of the best retail in the UK, along with a compelling investment opportunity. The Retail Prospectus provides a narrative of the shopping and retail sector in Glasgow for developers and retailers alike.