Dawn Development has submitted plans to build a new 78,762 sq ft superstore store in Glasgow’s East Kilbride at the junction of the Queensway and West Mains Road.

It plans to locate the store on one of East Kilbride’s brownfield sites which has been vacant since 1998. Dawn Development said the scheme will create 300 jobs for the community.

Scottish Enterprise has sought to find an alternative industrial use for the site for over a decade without success and proposals have now been submitted to turn the location into a new superstore.

Knight Frank is advising Dawn Development on its planning application.

David Innes, partner at Knight Frank’s Glasgow office, said: ‘The new superstore will provide an ideal opportunity to create a significant number of new jobs in East Kilbride as well as providing a new location for people in the area to carry out their main food shopping locally.

‘As the two main foodstore operators, ASDA and Tesco, do not have a store in the town there are a significant number of shopping trips made to supermarkets in Toryglen, Hamilton, Newton Mearns, Silverburn and Rutherglen. This proposal allows retail spending to be retained in East Kilbride and will also create new jobs for the local community.’