WD Kingsgate has been granted planning consent to build a new leisure extension at the Kingsgate shopping centre in Huddersfield. Over the next few years the scheme will be expanded by 50 per cent with a new F&B-led mall being built through to the nearby High Street.
The development will bring a new cinema as well as restaurant units to the centre, and will allow both Next and JD Sports to upgrade and expand. The state-of-the-art new cinema will be leased to The Light, and WD Kingsgate has also received planning consent to expand the Next store to 25,000 sq ft while JD Sports will be upgrading from 3,000 sq ft to an 8,000-sq ft store.
Peter Everest, CEO of WD Kingsgate, said: “We are responding to a need from our primary catchment to have somewhere to spend long periods of time, from day into evening. The new restaurants and The Light cinema will go a long way to improving the perception of the night-time economy in Huddersfield, but this is just the start – the offer at Kingsgate is going to transform dramatically over the next few years with a complete F&B offer.”