June 26, 2022


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

Rowan Household, the landmark B-outlined creating on Glasgow’s Buchanan Avenue will be taken over by Laings.

The loved ones-run jeweller has signed a 15-calendar year lease with the intention to update the 34,468 sq ft outlet space of the 19th century retail and business office improvement. 

Laings at this time occupies the second and 3rd flooring business office room but is now established to convert the full five story creating, positioned at 68/70 Buchanan Avenue. 

The jewellers is a prime vacation spot for luxurious jewelry and watches, and the agreement highlights important factors of the prepare to build on workspaces and enhance their retail expertise.

Graphic for the new Rowan House building
The creating on Buchanan Road will be reworked by Laings.

Stuart McDowell, managing director of Laings, stated: “Last 12 months, we announced our multi-layer growth system to renovate our showrooms and workshops across the United kingdom, reimagining the buyer encounter even though making sure classic jewellers’ crafts are stored alive for generations to arrive.

“The centrepiece of this investment prepare is our new flagship showroom in Glasgow, the place we’ll be bringing Laings to the forefront although generating unique, immersive activities for our shoppers. 

“With negotiations to safe Rowan Household now total, and a 15-12 months lease agreed, we’re excited to be able to announce our programs to deliver a new retail format that captures the imagination of our consumers and even more enrich the luxurious browsing encounter in Glasgow.”

Glasgow has been residence to Laings due to the fact it was recognized in 1840, and now venturing out on to the ‘style mile’, Laings is established to renovate the Rowan Dwelling with a £5m redevelopment strategy.

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With retail house spanning the floor and to start with flooring, Laings is set to provide the brand names from throughout its 3 showrooms inside of the Argyll Arcade underneath just one roof.

The basement, third and fourth floors will offer workplace place, with a hospitality area on the fifth flooring, even though the second floor will host a model-new look at workshop. 

The glass fronted check out workshop will generate task alternatives, growing the workspace for watchmakers and goldsmiths.

Exterior function to restore the building’s artwork deco façade is also predicted to be carried out, with the artist impressions that includes company flags and retractable canopies as a nod to the authentic Rowan & Co outfitters.

Laings CEO Joe Walsh included: “As we keep on to innovate with our jewelry and watchmaking retail encounters, we’re wanting to carry innovation to each location of the company, even though under no circumstances forgetting the deep-rooted heritage of Laings

“The Argyll Arcade has been an critical component of our tale and we’re committed to guaranteeing the good results of the arcade carries on.

“Our a few Glasgow showrooms have been invaluable as we’ve created our giving and existence in the city, but as we get ready for this future chapter, we’re open up to enquiries about our current retail units in the arcade.”

Creating warrants for Rowan Dwelling are expected later this spring to allow Laings to get operate underway, with the constructing established to open up its doors afterwards this year.