June 26, 2022

A SCOTS jeweller has unveiled designs for its new £5m store on the ‘style mile’ in Glasgow.

Rowan Dwelling, the landmark B-listed building on Glasgow’s Buchanan Road will be taken about by Laings.

The loved ones-run jeweller has signed a 15-12 months lease with the aim to update the 34,468 sq ft outlet space of the 19th century retail and place of work improvement. 

Laings presently occupies the second and third ground office environment place but is now set to convert the full five tale building, situated at 68/70 Buchanan Road. 

The jewellers is a top rated spot for luxurious jewelry and watches, and the deal highlights important things of the plan to establish on workspaces and improve their retail working experience.

Graphic for the new Rowan House building
The making on Buchanan Street will be transformed by Laings.

Stuart McDowell, handling director of Laings, reported: “Last year, we introduced our multi-layer growth system to completely transform our showrooms and workshops across the Uk, reimagining the buyer practical experience even though ensuring traditional jewellers’ crafts are saved alive for generations to come.

“The centrepiece of this investment decision prepare is our new flagship showroom in Glasgow, where by we’ll be bringing Laings to the forefront whilst developing unique, immersive experiences for our customers. 

“With negotiations to safe Rowan Residence now total, and a 15-yr lease agreed, we’re energized to be equipped to announce our plans to provide a new retail format that captures the imagination of our shoppers and further more boost the luxurious searching expertise in Glasgow.”

Glasgow has been household to Laings considering the fact that it was recognized in 1840, and now venturing out onto the ‘style mile’, Laings is set to completely transform the Rowan Residence with a £5m redevelopment program.

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With retail area spanning the floor and initially flooring, Laings is established to carry the brands from across its a few showrooms in just the Argyll Arcade less than one particular roof.

The basement, 3rd and fourth flooring will deliver office house, with a hospitality spot on the fifth ground, even though the second ground will host a model-new enjoy workshop. 

The glass fronted observe workshop will produce occupation opportunities, growing the workspace for watchmakers and goldsmiths.

Exterior do the job to restore the building’s artwork deco façade is also anticipated to be carried out, with the artist impressions featuring corporate flags and retractable canopies as a nod to the initial Rowan & Co outfitters.

Laings CEO Joe Walsh extra: “As we proceed to innovate with our jewelry and watchmaking retail encounters, we’re on the lookout to bring innovation to every single area of the business, whilst never ever forgetting the deep-rooted heritage of Laings

“The Argyll Arcade has been an vital section of our story and we’re fully commited to making sure the achievement of the arcade carries on.

“Our a few Glasgow showrooms have been priceless as we’ve created our offering and presence in the metropolis, but as we get prepared for this up coming chapter, we’re open to enquiries about our present retail units in the arcade.”

Building warrants for Rowan Household are anticipated afterwards this spring to make it possible for Laings to get perform underway, with the creating established to open up its doorways afterwards this 12 months.