£8m Peterborough refurb begins

Published:  26 March, 2017

Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate start Queensgate refurbishment programme.

Designed by multi- award winning architecture studio, Benoy, the extensive changes will include new lighting, doors and redesigned cladding, ceilings and internal finishes, to create a bright, more modern and contemporary look.

To enhance customer experience, seating areas complementing the design and structure of the centre will be upgraded throughout the scheme. Subject to planning approval, The Cumbergate entrance will also be upgraded to create an improved welcome hall.

Sustainability has been considered throughout the works with the introduction of LED lighting to reduce energy consumption and improve lighting levels. In addition, sustainably sourced and low maintenance materials, including recycled aluminum and timber from FSC credited sources, will be used throughout to build on the award winning environmental initiatives already undertaken within Queensgate.

Guy Thomas, head of retail asset management at Lendlease, said: “With the customer, sustainability and high quality design at its heart, the works will further boost Queensgate’s green credentials, while creating a welcoming and engaging retail offering. With strong demand from leading brands, the new and improved façade of the malls will reflect Queensgate’s dominance in the East of England.”

Workman has been appointed as project manager for the refurbishment and Rolton Group as structural and services consultants.

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