Sports Direct
The new unit in Glasgow.
Rebecca Wayman

Leeds engineering firm completes major work on Sports Direct unit in Glasgow

Leeds-based Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers has completed work on a major new development in Scotland for Sports Direct.

The new development is house several of the company’s retail brands, as well as a state-of-the-art gym, in one location.

Adept was appointed by construction giant ISG, to provide engineering services and consultancy advice on the internal fit-out of the new unit, which has over 180,000 sq ft of retail space over three storeys, on Glasgow’s Auchinlea Way.

The site is now home to a new store for Sports Direct, as well as fashion and accessories retailer Flannels, high street brand USC, and an Everlast Fitness Club.

As part of the work, an existing retail unit has been completely reconfigured and extended, with Adept designing and overseeing the assembly of the new structure’s substantial 450-tonne steel frame. The circa £5m contract has been overseen by ISG.

Andrew Spencer, who works at Adept, said: “This has been a significant project to work on and one of our first in Scotland. The building features a striking design with a gullwing roof structure, extensive glazing and distinctive modern façade.

“The vast steel frame is supported at one end on cantilevered reinforced concrete ground beams over the existing foundations and there’s an extensive first-floor timber deck mezzanine that has been designed so it can be removed without having to make any structural changes to the building or its frame, which offers plenty of future flexibility.

“We’re delighted that work is complete and it’s a great project for Adept to be involved with.”

Alex Scholes, from ISG, added: “Sports Direct represents one of the UK’s most successful retail roll outs and the company’s focus on creating a house of brands for its new store designs is a key development for the business.

“The new Glasgow outlet brings a new gym concept, Everlast Fitness Clubs to Scotland, as well as the country’s second ever Flannels store. The completed scheme looks fantastic and is one that ISG is certainly proud to have worked on.”

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