Land Securities has today revealed details of the redevelopment of the Plaza at Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. Designed to enhance the Plaza experience for guests, the plans include the creation of four new screens for Bluewater’s Showcase Cinema de Lux, as well as three new restaurants, and two new leisure spaces. Work has already begun on-site and is due for completion by Christmas this year.
As part of its upsize to 17-screens, Showcase Cinema de Lux is adding a large format XPlus auditorium with a supersized screen that will provide crystal clear projection, ultra-sharp image quality, and the brightest 3D experience, as well as a Dolby Atmos™ sound system; the ultimate multidimensional sound experience. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy films in the comfort of new fully electric recliners in every screen.
The three restaurants are situated at the end of the Plaza on the upper level, overlooking the central space with its 14 existing restaurants. 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. Land Securities is already in detailed discussions with several leading brands.
The two leisure spaces are situated separately on the upper and lower levels and are of approximately 24,000 sq ft and 10,000 sq ft respectively. Land Securities is currently exploring several innovative leisure concepts for the spaces that will add to Bluewater’s unique day-out experience.
Commenting on the plans, Robert Goodman, General Manager at Bluewater, said: “At Bluewater, we are exceptionally proud of our entertainment offering. It is vital that we continue to evolve the leisure experience, ensuring we provide a memorable day-out for our valued guests which is unlike anywhere else in the South East. 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.”