A retailer plans to close down two Glasgow stores amid plans to open a flagship unit.

Holland & Barrett confirmed that their new shop on the corner of Bath Street and Buchanan Street will replace some existing units in the city.

They plan to shut down the space on Sauchiehall Street and in Buchanan Galleries. 

Staff at both stores will be moved to the new store or one of the eight others located in and around the city. 

A Holland & Barrett spokesperson said: “H&B currently has 3 smaller stores in Glasgow city centre, and are always reviewing our locations to make sure we can offer our customers the very best wellness advice products and services. 

"We are planning to open a new flagship store in Glasgow which will replace our 2 smaller stores on Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street. 

"This will bring together our biggest range alongside our expertly trained colleagues to create a fantastic wellness destination in Glasgow city centre. 

"Our colleagues will relocate to this new store or one of our other 8 stores in and around Glasgow.

"This is part of our stores transformation programme where we are investing over £40m into our store refresh and refurb programme (initially in the UK&I), with over 300 of our stores being refitted already in the past 2 years.”

We previously reported that Holland & Barrett had submitted plans to move into 229 Buchanan Street.

The space has lain empty since the closure of Topshop in 2020 when the brand went into administration.