Johnstone is set to benefit from a jobs boost as new stores prepare to open up this summer.
Three units are currently being built at the site of the former Paton’s Mill with German supermarket chain Aldi, discount store Home Bargains and coffee chain Starbucks confirmed as the new tenants.
The Starbucks will have a drive-thru facility.
As the artist impression shows, there will be ample parking for the new shops.
4th Developments, owners of the of the site, hope to have their project completed by summer 2018.
Claire Donaldson of 4th Consulting, Project and Asset Managers for the development, said: “The redevelopment of the Paton’s Mill site offers an exciting new gateway for Johnstone’s high street. As such it will offer a prime location for shoppers and we are delighted with the progress we are making to transform this site into a thriving destination.
“We’re pleased to announce Bell Building Projects Limited as the main contractors. As a local, experienced team, they offer an extremely high quality of service and a strong track record in retail park construction.
“The contractor has been on site since mid-December and is working towards completion of Phase 1 of the development masterplan in Summer 2018.”