Work Resumes on TopGolf’s First Scottish Complex
Work on the new Topgolf complex located just outside Glasgow city centre has resumed after delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Construction was forced to stop when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020. Following a 16-month break officials have revealed that work restarted in July and the main construction work has now started at the site between Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
“We’re pleased to be back on site and making progress with construction of Scotland’s first Topgolf attraction at Ashfield Land’s Two 74 Glasgow development,” said Steven McGarva, development director at Ashfield Land.
"Following a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we started back on-site in July and began the main construction work in mid-August.
"Topgolf is a really unique attraction and we’re proud to be delivering the first one in Scotland, the home of golf. It will be extremely popular with the people of Glasgow and a great addition to Clyde Gateway. On opening, approximately 300 full and part-time jobs will be created, with recruitment to be focused in the local area.
Plans for the huge complex, approved by South Lanarkshire Council two years ago, include 72 hitting bays over three tiers, an open-air roof terrace and bar with seating for 70 people.
There will also be a sports bar, a lounge, and event space with nearly 100 seats as well as a drive-thru coffee shop and drive-thru restaurant.
Topgolf is based in Texas and currently operates 54 venues across the US and a further four across the world. Three of those are in the UK. The one in Rutherglen will be the first located in Scotland.
Developers are hoping to announce an opening date early next year.