DENTISTRY Plan For Empty Retail Unit At Princes Square, Glasgow

PLANNING officers are getting their teeth into any application to turn an empty shop at upmarket Glasgow shopping centre Princes Square into a dentistry business.

The proposal for a dentist/orthodontist clinic is for Unit 40 on the first floor at the centre in Buchanan Street.  It was previously occupied on a series of temporary leases by Castle Galleries which has relocated to Queen Street.

A document submitted with the change-of-use application states that the unit has been marketed since 2010 but there have been no long-term lease offers for retail use.

It continues: “An occupier has now come forward who wishes to take a long lease on Unit 40 and operate a dentistry business from there.

“The business will offer services including dental implants, orthodontics, and facial aesthetics using technologically-advanced treatments and renowned clinicians, dental technicians and suppliers.”

The application stresses that the centre owners intend to maintain their focus on Princes Square being a high-quality shopping, restaurant and leisure destination.

The proposal is pending consideration by Glasgow City Council.