Leisure shines as Glow goes out

Published:  28 February, 2017

New occupiers sought for former Bluewater events space

Building on the decision to extend Bluewater’s Showcase Cinema de Lux into part of the former Glow events venue, landlord Land Securities has now unveiled plans for the rest of the space. The plans include three new restaurants, and two new leisure spaces. Work has already begun on-site and is due for completion by Christmas this year.

The three restaurants are situated at the end of the Plaza on the upper level, overlooking the central space with its 14 existing restaurants. Ranging in size from 2,500 sq ft to 3,800 sq ft, the three restaurant units are being targeted at operators that add to the Plaza’s existing offer, which is focused on entertainment dining. Land Securities is already in detailed discussions with several leading brands.

The two leisure spaces are situated separately on the upper and lower levels and are of approximately 24,000 sq ft and 10,000 sq ft respectively. Land Securities is currently exploring several innovative leisure concepts for the spaces that will add to Bluewater’s unique day-out experience.

Russell Loveland, portfolio director at Land Securities, said: “Evolving Bluewater’s offer to provide a day-out experience for guests unavailable elsewhere in the South East is our priority. The upsizing of Showcase, the creation of three further restaurants, and the addition of two new exciting leisure concepts means we will continue to offer something different on every visit.”

CBRE, Time Retail Partners and Shelley Sandzer act for Bluewater.

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