THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
The Papers
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
Interviews
Property
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Intu submits planning application for £100m redevelopment in Watford town centre

Shopping centre operator Intu has submitted a planning application to redevelop WatfordÂ’s Charter Place.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Intu submits planning application for £100m redevelopment in Watford town centre

Shopping centre operator Intu has submitted a planning application to redevelop WatfordÂ’s Charter Place.

The £100 million development will provide new retail space, a cinema and leisure complex, together with a new covered public square. The scheme will also involve extensive refurbishment of the existing Intu shopping centre in the town.

Jonathan Ainsley, Intu asset management director, said: “The £100 million investment across both Watford shopping centres is aimed at transforming Watford and creating the best place in the region for people to shop high quality brands and spend their leisure time.”

The proposed development will create around 1,125 additional new jobs across the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, and will support up to 500 temporary construction jobs during the building phase.

The application follows a public consultation online and at Intu Watford, during which 91% of respondents said that Charter Place needed to change and that they supported Intu’s proposals for more shops and leisure facilities.

Construction is expected to start during 2015, with the new destination scheduled to open in 2017.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Conference
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
8 October 2019
Hallam Conference Centre, London W1W 6JJ
The 11th HR Summit 2019, Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 6JJ
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, London W1G 9DT
Digitally native competitors and demanding customers are forcing a new perspective in retail. AI and machine learning can help you step up to the challenges; and some ‘small and beautiful’ solutions can increase your conversion rates within just a few weeks.
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
5 February 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy