Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

Glasgow’s slogan for many years was Scotland with Style. Buchanan Galleries – home to some of retail’s finest names – has been a cornerstone of this shoppers’ paradise for the last 20 years.

Having risen from the ashes of a former refrigeration plant, the complex has developed in tandem with the city around it. Only London tops Glasgow in terms of its success as a fashion destination.

The centre of Scotland’s largest city is now a significant draw for locals and tourists alike.

Heart of the city

Situated at the north end of Style Mile on Buchanan Street, Buchanan Galleries is in a prime location linking two of the main shopping thoroughfares. Right next door is a multiplex cinema and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which has hosted BB King, Johnny Cash and Van Morrison. It’s easy to get to with railway, bus, and subway stations close by and plentiful car parking.

Some of the country’s best retailers can be found there – premium names include, Victoria’s Secret, Mango, Hollister and John Lewis – and benefit from the fact that Glasgow shoppers’ average spend per head is second only to London’s Oxford Street.

Harmony and hidden history

Buchanan Galleries’ design and character means it blends into its surrounding environment seamlessly.

The colouring of the stone façade is characteristic of the splendour of its Victorian neighbours, while tangible elements of the area’s past also lie below the centre, such as a network of tunnels built during the Cold War which were unearthed during construction. They criss-cross Glasgow city centre, leading to nuclear shelters, a telephone exchange and even a railway line.

An eye on the future

Twenty years since it first opened, Buchanan Galleries remains a major part of Glasgow’s thriving shopping and leisure scene and an important part of our business too.

It’s somewhere people love to visit and retailers love to be seen, so we’re working hard to make sure it stays at the top of a competitive field, in a fantastic city.

592,000sq ft

50m to 100m

Market value range


Ownership interest

Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

Buchanan Galleries
220 Buchanan Street
G1 2FF

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