CISWO is moving out and Marks and Spencer – among others – is moving in
A major new town centre retail development representing a total investment of around £10 million is underway in Glenrothes town centre, following the conclusion of a legal agreement between the developers and Fife Council earlier this year.
The redevelopment, which will transform and regenerate the North Street site, is set to create over 150 new local jobs and will see CISWO replaced by a Marks and Spencer food hall, as well as a range of restaurants including Tony Macaroni and KFC.
Atmore Properties Limited and contractor Easy Living Developments are working in partnership on the development and work is well underway to extend and refurbish a former office property at South Street which is expected to be completed by November.
According to Fife Council, this will allow CISWO to relocate from its existing facilities at North Street and provide the club with enhanced facilities for its members, as well as allow it to continue to provide a range of community facilities.
The redevelopment of the existing site occupied by CISWO at North Street is set to undergo a major transformation. This redevelopment will be anchored by a Marks and Spencer Food Hall, as well as a range of restaurants, including Tony Macaroni and KFC. Work is set to start immediately following the relocation of CISWO and is expected to be completed by late 2018.
Cllr. Altany Craik, Convener – Economy, Tourism. Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, Fife Council, said: “This is the largest town centre investment in Fife in over 20 years, and excellent news for local people, communities and businesses. The Council is committed to supporting the on-going regeneration of Glenrothes town centre and looks forward to seeing the completion of this exciting development.”
Councillor Fiona Grant, Convener – Glenrothes Area Committee, said: “I am delighted that, after decades of uncertainty, work has started to regenerate Glenrothes Town Centre. Many thanks to all who have worked over the years to bring the town to this point. I look forward to the new facilities opening.”