Scotland's largest indoor shopping centre in administration

EK in East Kilbride will remain 'open as normal' despite slipping into administration.

Scotland’s largest indoor shopping centre EK in administration weeks before Christmas

The owner of Scotland’s largest covered shopping centre has gone into administration weeks before Christmas.

Sapphire, which operates the EK centre in East Kilbride, has called in administrators following a “challenging” trading period.

Blair Nimmo and Alistair McAlinden of Interpath Advisory have been appointed joint administrators of the centre, which features more than 150 shops, restaurants, a cinema and an ice rink.

It will remain open as normal during the administration period, with business continuing “as normal”.

“As we enter the important festive trading period, our priority is to consider the most appropriate strategy to preserve value in this important retail destination,” Mr McAlinden said.

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code