In the mid 1990s WD was appointed to asset manage the Pollok Centre, achieving full occupancy and record zone ‘A’ rents. Simultaneously we recognised a unique opportunity created by the proposed M77 Motorway and the adjoining junction. Detailed discussions with Glasgow City Council over a two year period culminated in the Council revising the Local Plan and in May 1997 we were granted planning permission for Phase 1 of a sub-regional strategy, covering 168 acres. This paved the way for the one million square foot Silverburn Centre. The proposals were formed in conjunction with the Regeneration Alliance Industrial Strategy of Glasgow City Council. At this stage the UK pension fund for whom WD were acting successfully sold the scheme gaining a significant financial advantage.