Glasgow, GLG Shopping Malls
The Braehead Shopping and Leisure Centre has been open since 1999, and was the largest waterside regeneration project in the country, costing several million pounds. The huge facility includes 6,500 free parking stalls that are monitored around the clock, a variety of shops such as IKEA, Marks & Spencer, the Gap and Sainsbury's, a Maritime Heritage Centre, an arena and a curling rink. Future plans include an indoor ski slope, a cinema and a bowling alley.
At the junction of Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street, Buchanan Galleries is a new, modern, full-service shopping centre easily accessible by public transit and automobile. A huge car park has 2,000 spaces ready to be filled by consumers, and more than 80 shops have everything the shopper needs. Stores include H&M, Mango, Habitat and Next.
Prince's Square is a historic building in the centre of Glasgow that has been given a new life as Glasgow's toniest shopping centre. Inside are the city's most well-known boutiques and shops, with names like Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Furla, Lacoste and the French Connection being represented. Several of Glasgow's finer restaurants and bars are also located within the square.
The glass-roofed Argyll Arcade was designed by John Baird and built in 1827. Strips of iron latticed together hold the panes of glass in place to create the feeling of being outdoors while still sheltered. Lined with high-end jewelery shops, the Argyll is one of the oldest covered arcades in Glasgow. Entrances are found on Argyll Street and Buchanan Street.