Barr Construction completes Asda superstore for Barrhead

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New Asda store in Scotland

New Asda store in Scotland

Barr Construction has completed the new Asda superstore for Barrhead. The development is the second project Barr have completed for the supermarket chain.

The Barr team started the construction of the 25,000sq ft store at the end of 2013 on a redundant site behind the former health centre. The new store will offer Asda’s full range of food alongside clothing, a pizza counter and a bakery.

The supermarket was built on a sloped site which sees the main sales-floor level with Barrhead Main Street and car-parking for up to 250 cars provided beneath. Barr Construction is a leader in the industry for stores on stilts completes other projects in Galston, Blackpool and Maryhill.

Barr have also delivered a new petrol station as well as cycle parking spaces to encourage more sustainable forms of transport and two electronic car charge points.

Paul Happell, senior project manager for Barr Construction, said: “As a Paisley-based company, Barr Construction is proud to be playing an integral role in the redevelopment of the town centre and we’re proud to be able to provide this fantastic retail facility for the local community.

“As our second project for Asda following the opening of the Dundee store last year, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the retailer in the future.”

Diane Allan, new store manager at Asda Barrhead, said: “We’re really proud to be opening our new store and are looking forward to welcoming the first customers.

“It’s an exciting time for Barrhead and this new development will help to boost the attractiveness of the town centre, as well as enabling residents in to do their shopping locally, rather than having to travel to other areas.

“It is important for us to work and communicate with the local community and highlight our commitment to the town and we hope the new Asda Barrhead can become an important local facility for the local community to benefit from.”