Finish line in sight on former Games site

THE all-new McDonald’s restaurant being built on a legacy site from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is nearing completion.

It will be the first two-storey, drive-thru diner in Scotland – and even before it opens to the public it is already making a striking impact at the location in Dalmarnock Road, not far from Rutherglen.

A few weeks ago, when preparation work commenced, the first of 51 concrete piles were driven into the ground on the site, which is located not far from the former athletes’ village.

The restaurant is being built on a vacant plot next to the Tesco Extra superstore, which is one of very few retail outlets serving the area at the moment.

It is hoped the new McDonald’s will be a valuable and striking addition to the leisure experience in an area of Glasgow that has witnessed dramatic transformation – and herald the arrival of other, similar outlets.

These latest progress photographs give an indication of how close to completion the project is.

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