Landsec takes next step in £45 million investment in Gunwharf Quays
Landsec has submitted its second planning application to Portsmouth City Council as part of its £45 million investment in the outlet destination.
This next phase will focus on Marlborough Square, one of the main points of arrival at the scheme.
Works will include enhancements to the entrance tunnel used by guests when arriving via Portsmouth Harbour train station, or from the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Landsec would also like to make improvements to the buildings’ aesthetics, shopfronts, public realm and landscaping, and add more seating and new facilities to encourage longer dwell time.
The move follows Landsec’s first submission for improvement works to The Avenues, which have already been approved.
Pablo Sueiras, head of retail asset management at Landsec, said: “This submission marks another milestone in our long-term investment in Gunwharf Quays. We’re focused on making improvements to every part of our guests’ experience so it becomes an even more compelling and unique all-day-out destination and provides a unique environment for our brand partners to flourish.
“These plans and our ongoing investments across our UK-wide destinations demonstrate just how much retail is a force for good. With our ongoing sustainability actions and our strengthened local partnerships, we can continue to create value for our brand partners, local communities and the environment.”