Sterling Home sets date for new Glasgow store

Scottish home furnishings specialist Sterling Furniture Group has announced plans to open a new store in Glasgow as part of a wider expansion strategy.

Situated at Hillington, near Glasgow Airport, the new store is expected to open in December 2024 with the business having agreed Heads of Terms on a potential 15-year lease at the premises.

The new store will feature 50,000sqft of retail space and, as John Pattison, CEO, says, “has the potential to be one of the best retail sites in Scotland”.

The new store will also feature the Group’s second garden centre, which will take an outdoor space of 6,500sqft, while also offering an indoor space too.

Furthermore, the store will include a significant bed area, hosting 36 king size beds with seven to eight room sets, as well as a dedicated 3,000sqft space for flooring and gifting section near its café.

It is anticipated that the store will generate 60 jobs, with 40-45 being full time.

Commenting on the launch, John said: “We’re excited about the new store and it is the perfect location for us to expand. We’ve been working on this location since I joined the business back in August last year.

“The move is part of wider plans to expand our group, for both Sterling Home and Forrest Furnishings fascias, with more showrooms earmarked for the future. We’re entering an exciting period of growth for the business and the expansion plays a key part in this.

“This also fits alongside our refreshed TV campaign, where during the summer months we will be on the screens in partnership with Good Morning Britain. We’re ready for the future and we’re building a fantastic team to drive our growth.”

Sterling has plans to expand the Sterling Home fascia to 10 to 12 showrooms from the existing six over the next few years, while its Forrest Furnishing brand will also see an expansion, with 10-15 stores planned to open too. For Forrest, target areas include smaller Scottish towns and cities such as Perth and Dumfries as the group continues to invest in its physical portfolio.

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