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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.

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