reGlasgow

NEW Operator Can Take Over Toys R Us Building After Planning Conditions Relaxed

GLASGOW planners have agreed to lift restrictions on the use of the former Toys R Us store in Govan, paving the way for a new retailer to use the premises.

An application to vary the goods that can be sold at the empty retail warehouse beside the Asda store in Helen Street has been approved.

Documents submitted with the proposal state that B&M Home Stores have expressed interest in moving their outlet at the nearby Junction 24 Retail Park, to the ex-Toys R Us building. B&M’s lease is due to expire.

The decision means that, as well as bulky goods, 920 square metres or 35 per cent of the unit’s total sales area can now be used for selling non-bulky items such as pet products, household goods, Christmas products, and health and beauty products.

Up to 395 square metres or 15 per cent can be used for the sale of food, which includes confectionery, soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco.

Proposed opening hours are 9am to 8pm, Monday to Fiday, and 9am to 6pm at weekends.