Exciting times as Lakeside announce £180 million expansion plans

LAKESIDE Shopping Centre has unveiled its plans for an £180million expansion.

Around 1,000 new construction jobs, and 2,500 permanent jobs are set to be created with the building of between 30 and 40 shops, an integrated transport hub as well as housing linked up to plans from Thurrock Council.

YT went down to the centre to speak to Lakeside’s general manager, Paul Lancaster.

Mr Lancaster urged shoppers to give their views at the public exhibition of the plans, which are on display at the shopping centre, on level one outside Debenhams, until Saturday.

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