Lakeside Village gets £1m refurbishment underway
Work has begun on a significant refurbishment programme, which will see more than £1m invested in the outlet mall over the coming months. The centre, which is home to brands such as Ben Sherman, Clarks, M&S Outlet and Gap Outlet, is is owned by Kent County Council with DTZ Investment Management as fund manager and Realm as asset manager.
Phase one work on the project has already started at the White Rose Way site with new high-level LED signs, over 110 planters and trees placed outside each store and new street furniture, including bins and benches. In addition, customers will soon notice a fresh logo, signage and branding across the centre.
Phase two enhancements will see a revamped jungle-themed outdoor play area, new uniform for staff, further landscaping in the mall and carpark and more modern lighting and a sound system installed.
Deputy centre manager Lyndsey Parry said: “With an increasing number of popular brands, we want to make sure the centre reflects its fast-growing reputation as one of Yorkshire’s most popular outlet shopping centres. It’s a really exciting time for us and we hope our customers will begin to see the benefits that the refurbishment will bring and enjoy coming to Lakeside Village even more than they do now.”