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Gav
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Re: Musselburgh Services

Post by Gav » Mon Oct 04, 2010 21:56

Visited the site the other day - it is disgusting ! from what Ive heard there is a rat problem - overfilled bins and general lack of cleanliness lets it down - its a disgrace ! you know maybe we should see about doing something about it some how. Its an embarassment to our capital city.....

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Re: Musselburgh Services

Post by flyingscot » Tue Oct 05, 2010 01:53

Gav wrote:This site is now totally run down and in dire need for redevelopment. Last time I was in the toilets were totally filthy - cracked tiles and all sorts of things wrong that would have been picked up and highlighted as unacceptable.

As for the Ikea angle the Ikea in Edinburgh used to be the only ikea in scotland so it was a huge draw in customers. The nearest one being in Newcastle. When they opened the one in Glasgow it calmed things down a fair bit but it is still a busy store.
Does the council / environmental health not have a responsibility here for such issues? If there is a rat problem they are compelled to deal with it in buildings.

The IKEA angle is that Edinburgh was a 'stop-gap' store whilst they hunted Glasgow for a store. Renfrewshire turned down a site Glasgow approved it and then immediately the store was moved into Renfrewshire. I don't think there were massive works done but enough to be fairly good, considering it is just a DIY store. Most of these shopping centres suffer from a strange problem where everyone arrives at same time and leaves at the same time. A few of the centres note problems at 12.30pm at weekends and 4.30pm that if you hang on 30 mins do not occur!

Glasgow itself had a huge market particularly Northern and even Southern Ireland. Not uncommon back in the boom days of 2003/5 to see 10 coaches a week from NI.
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Re: Musselburgh Services

Post by Gav » Sun Sep 26, 2021 21:59

well i heard today that this site has been knocked down - hotel and amenity building have been levelled. I wonder whats going in here - the fuel station is still there...

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Re: Musselburgh Services

Post by Glen » Sun Sep 26, 2021 23:05

Plans for a drive though coffee shop, retaining the hotel.
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There are also planning applications to extend the petrol station shop and increase the height of the canopy over the HGV pumps, so it seems MFG are committed to investing in the site.

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Re: Musselburgh Services

Post by Gav » Sun Oct 10, 2021 19:02

Glen wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 23:05
Plans for a drive though coffee shop, retaining the hotel.

20_00623_P-PROPOSED_SITE_PLAN-2962901-1.jpg

There are also planning applications to extend the petrol station shop and increase the height of the canopy over the HGV pumps, so it seems MFG are committed to investing in the site.
thank you

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Re: Musselburgh Services

Post by gchree » Tue Oct 12, 2021 14:24

I frequently use this site for petrol and can confirm the demolition, having seen work there last week

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