UHI Shetland - Open the door to your future
Thursday 18 July 2024
 11.5°C   S Light Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

Business / Plans lodged for Superdrug signs on former M&Co building in Lerwick

The M&Co building in Lerwick before it closed. Photo: Jim Mullay

PLANS have now been lodged for Superdrug signs on the former M&Co store in Lerwick as the national retailer prepares to move into the building.

It comes a number of weeks after a building warrant was submitted for the refit of the empty shop on Commercial Street, with the works priced at £175,000.

The planning application, submitted to Shetland Islands Council, shows that black signs with white writing is being proposed on the front, back and sides of the building, with illumination of lettering planned.

There could also be opaque film on a number of the windows.

The store would see Superdrug expand on its Northern Isles links, given it already has a shop in Kirkwall.

The retailer has so far yet to comment on the Lerwick plans.

The M&Co store on Lerwick’s Commercial Street shut earlier this year when its parent company went into administration, with all shops in the UK closed.

It came at a time when other Lerwick shops were closing or empty – but in recent months more businesses have filled vacant premises on the street.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.

 

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.