Whilst not an investment in quite the same league as Trinity Leeds, Land Securities was also pleased to get it's £61 million Buchanan Street development open on Friday.
Located at the top of Glasgow's top retail street, which receives 91 million shopper visits a year, 185-221 Buchanan Street has nine shops with a total of 115,000 sq ft and 49 luxury apartments above. It is part of a wider development of this quarter of Glasgow.
The scheme is fully let, with Forever 21, Vans, Paperchase, Evans Cycles, Fat Face, Skechers, Office, Watches of Switzerland and Gap all taking space. It compliments Land Securities existing Buchanan Galleries shopping centre, which is opposite.
In October, the Scottish government approved plans by Glasgow City Council to borrow £80 million towards a £390 million scheme to regenerate a large section of Glasgow city centre.
The money is being used to lever in an extra £310 million for the Buchanan Quarter project to revamp George Square and the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre.
Under the scheme, George Square and Upper Dundas Street will be redeveloped before the Commonwealth Games in 2014.