George Welcome’s Development of Old St Mirren Ground

Paisley’s MSP George Adam has welcomed the sale of the former St Mirren ground to London and Scottish Investments (LSI) from Tesco. The Love Street site has lay empty since the final game was played at the ground in 2009. While LSI has not given concrete information regarding their plans for the site, Bryan Wilson, Group Development Director said in a letter to George that, “Our plans for the development of the site are still being developed with our architects and planning consultants and we hope to be able to share our ideas with you in the next couple of months. We also intend to consult with the local community”.George in Paisley Town Centre

Speaking on the sale, George said, “I am pleased to hear that Tesco have finally sold this land and there is positive movement with trying to develop the site. While we do not yet know what will be built on the site, I remain confident that this site can be brought back into use and once again have a meaningful purpose.

‘Since I was elected in 2011, I have written on numerous occasions to the management at Tesco putting the case forward that they needed to re-double their efforts in either developing the site themselves or finding a suitable buyer. We are finally at that juncture and I hope to work with LSI and the local community in ensuring this site is developed sooner rather than later.

‘This site is in a prime location, next to Scotland’s busiest airport, with great links to the M8 and our historic town centre is just a few minute walk away. Getting this site developed is just the next piece in the puzzle in bringing more jobs and prosperity to our town and I look forward to seeing plans in the coming months”.