Negotiations underway as Bluewater creates space for extra restaurants

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Bluewater has begun “detailed discussions” with a number of undisclosed restaurant chains about taking space in the redeveloped ‘Plaza’ area of the mall.

Work has already begun on the creation of three new restaurants, two new leisure spaces and four new cinema screens, with the project due to be completed before the end of the year.

Land Securities, which is managing the redevelopment, said the three restaurant will be situated at the end of the Plaza on the upper level, overlooking the central space with its 14 existing restaurants.

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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.

Talks are underway with “several” leading brands, it confirmed.

Russell Loveland, portfolio director at Land Securities, co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater, 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.”

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