Wintergarden redevelopment underway at Bluewater

Published:  10 February, 2012

Bluewater has revealed plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of The Wintergarden, Bluewater’s fast-food and family dining village.

The redevelopment will increase The Wintergarden’s covers by 50 per cent to a total of over 1,000.  In addition to seven branded concessions, two free-standing pods are being created, along with a new 3,900 sq ft restaurant.

Designed by Leslie Jones, the works include a complete redesign of The Wintergarden to create a more contemporary space that is easier for guests to use and enjoy.  Different seating areas appealing to different types of guest will be introduced, along with high quality materials and finishes.  Enabling works began on January 23 and the redevelopment will be completed in autumn this year.

The enhancement of The Wintergarden is the next stage in the evolution of Bluewater, following the opening of The Plaza and Glow in November last year.

Russell Loveland, senior asset manager at Lend Lease, said: “For 10 million guests every year, The Wintergarden is Bluewater’s front door, and it is now time to upgrade and enhance the offer, the environment and the experience.  We have listened to what guests want and are creating something that not only meets their needs, in particular those of families, but introduces some new elements.

“Together with the opening of The Plaza last November with its unique entertainment dining offer, and our previous work to introduce new brands to The Village, Bluewater is once again creating a new frame of reference.”


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