The Gyle Shopping Centre

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The Gyle Shopping Centre
Location South Gyle, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Address South Gyle Broadway
Opening date 1993
1994 (food court)
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 9,290 m2

The Gyle Shopping Centre is located in South Gyle, Edinburgh. The main centre has two anchor tenants, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons (formerly Safeway), at opposite ends of the shopping centre.


A new district shopping centre for West Edinburgh was proposed by a public inquiry in 1987. The findings of the 1989 West Edinburgh Inquiry were approved by the then Secretary of State for Scotland. The floor space in the shopping centre, which was originally called Maybury Park, was later scaled down to 9,290 m2 (100,000 sq ft) to protect nearby retail areas such as Wester Hailes and Corstorphine.[1] The management contractor, Wimpey Construction, began work on The Gyle in 1991 and completed it in late 1993.[2] A food court was later added in early 1994 by the Catering Development.[3]

Current stores[edit]

The Gyle has many stores, including WHSmith, Next, Virgin Media, The Disney Store, Boots, Bank of Scotland, Marks & Spencer, Burton Menswear, Dorothy Perkins and River Island. The food court was refurbished in 2005 and contains five outlets,[4] including Burger King and Pizza Hut restaurants.


The Gyle Centre is served by the Edinburgh Trams line, which opened on 31 May 2014. The Gyle Centre is also served by Lothian Buses and is close to the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass road. It is also linked under an underpass to Edinburgh Gateway station.

Preceding station   Edinburgh Trams   Following station
Edinburgh Park Central
towards York Place
  York Place-Edinburgh Airport   Edinburgh Gateway
towards Edinburgh Airport


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Coordinates: 55°56′20″N 3°18′50″W / 55.93889°N 3.31389°W / 55.93889; -3.31389