SHOPPERS will be able to find out more about the future of their favourite centre today as Capital Shopping Centres unveil plans for a major new leisure space at Lakeside. The new proposals add to plans unveiled in recent months for a £180m expansion of the centre’s retail offer that would bring 30-40 new stores and a substantial investment in local community infrastructure.
The next phase of investment at Lakeside could see an exciting new leisure destination created, focused around a new public square. Lakeside’s owners are keen to hear views about these concept plans which could include:
· A new public square and entertainment space
· New cafes, restaurants and leisure uses around the existing Vue cinema
· Family entertainment venues, bars and health and fitness facilities
Commenting on the plans, Lakeside General Manager, Paul Lancaster, said: “We’ve been a part of the local community here for over 21 years and have invested in the centre throughout this time. We recently submitted a planning application for our plans to expand the retail offer for our shoppers, creating over 2,600 permanent new jobs and delivering over £14.5million in community infrastructure benefits in the process.
“Our shoppers and the local community loved these plans and we are excited to hear what they have to say about these latest proposals.”
The exhibition on the next phase of development plans for Lakeside Shopping Centre will be open to visit on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March.