Sky to open bricks-and-mortar shop on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street

Hines has announced that media and entertainment giant Sky has chosen to open one of its first bricks and mortar retail shops at 229-249 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, opposite Buchanan Galleries.

Opening on May 6, the new Sky shop will occupy 2,500 square feet and bring together Sky Mobile, Sky Broadband and Sky TV all in one place.

The shop will include a dedicated ‘Customer Hub’ encouraging new customers to speak to advisors about the latest Sky innovations while existing customers can receive advice for their current products. The shop on Buchanan Street, Glasgow, will be the first shop of its kind in Scotland.

Sharon Bloodworth, director of retail asset management, Hines UK, said: “Sky clearly recognizes the value of personal interaction with their customers and the selection of our Buchanan Street asset as the home for one of their new stores demonstrates the strength of the location. This commitment from Sky is a significant vote of confidence during challenging times for everyone in the retail sector, and we look forward to their doors opening to customers.”

Matthew Price, retail director at Sky UK, said: “We are delighted to be opening a new Sky Shop in Glasgow which will allow Sky to showcase the amazing benefits it has to offer to new and existing customers. The Buchanan Street location really stood out to us to open a new shop and we look forward to opening our doors and sharing the full experience with customers.”

Savills and CBRE acted for Hines.

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