PLANNING officers are getting their teeth into any application to turn an empty shop at upmarket Glasgow shopping centre Princes Square into a dentistry business.
The proposal for a dentist/orthodontist clinic is for Unit 40 on the first floor at the centre in Buchanan Street. It was previously occupied on a series of temporary leases by Castle Galleries which has relocated to Queen Street.
A document submitted with the change-of-use application states that the unit has been marketed since 2010 but there have been no long-term lease offers for retail use.
It continues: “An occupier has now come forward who wishes to take a long lease on Unit 40 and operate a dentistry business from there.
“The business will offer services including dental implants, orthodontics, and facial aesthetics using technologically-advanced treatments and renowned clinicians, dental technicians and suppliers.”
The application stresses that the centre owners intend to maintain their focus on Princes Square being a high-quality shopping, restaurant and leisure destination.
The proposal is pending consideration by Glasgow City Council.