Lifestyle Outlets | Planning Approval for New £26m Waterfront Dining Development at The Lowry Outlet
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Planning Approval for New £26m Waterfront Dining Development at The Lowry Outlet

Planning Approval for New £26m Waterfront Dining Development at The Lowry Outlet

Planning consent has been granted by Salford City Council for “The Watergardens” a new waterside dining concept that will see the transformation of the southern waterfront into a vibrant leisure destination offering a new restaurant terrace maximising the best waterside views in Manchester.

The Watergardens will be a unique setting for a diverse range of restaurants including polished casual and contemporary dining and will also see the delivery of a new waterfront promenade connecting the iconic Millennium Bridge to The Lowry Outlet

Designed by Chapman Taylor, the development will incorporate biophilic design principles to blend natural features, such as planted landscaping and improved natural light, with the urban environment.

The scheme will see Lifestyle Outlets invest a further £26 million into The Lowry Outlet with additional improved public realm and mall refurbishment taking place, creating 150 new jobs.

Jason Pullen, Managing Director of Lifestyle Outlets, part of Peel L&P said, “The Watergardens will transform this area of waterfront bringing a vibrant dining offer enabling people to enjoy the best waterfront views in Greater Manchester. Our vision for The Lowry Outlet will see it become a unique leisure and retail destination attracting visitors from Greater Manchester and beyond”.

The first of the restaurants is due to open in 2020 with construction beginning later this year.

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Notes to Editors
Note to editors:
Planning application 18/72343/FUL for The Watergardens development at the Lowry Outlet Mall was approved unanimously by councillors at the Salford City Council Planning and Transportation Regulatory Panel on 7 March 2019. The approval followed several months of consultations with local businesses, local residents, the council and the wider community across Greater Manchester.

• Lifestyle Outlets currently has two operational outlets, attracting more than 11 million visitors in the last year and achieving 10% growth in sales (FY2017/18). Lifestyle Outlets Manchester, Lowry Outlet MediaCityUK Manchester, located within MediaCityUK and Lifestyle Outlets Gloucester, Gloucester Quays, situated in the City of Gloucester.
• Lifestyle Outlets is expanding its portfolio with the £100m Glasgow Harbour Lifestyle Outlet, which will regenerate Glasgow’s waterfront and deliver a balanced combination of entertainment and experience, as it becomes a major leisure attraction in the city.

Peel L&P – realising possibility.
We are an ambitious regeneration business with generations of history, heritage and expertise in our DNA. First established in 1971, Peel L&P is now responsible for some of the most transformational development projects in the UK today. Owning and managing 12 million sq ft of property and 20,000 acres of land and water, our holdings are concentrated in the north west of England but we also own and manage significant assets throughout the UK with a total portfolio value of £2.6 billion.

As a part of the Peel Group; we are integral to a business that strives to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Our legacy matters. We take great pride in the outcomes we achieve, the people we work with, the way we go about our business and the transformational projects we deliver.

Our specialist teams have a proven track record in delivering high-quality, legacy projects across land, property, water and airspace. This includes airports, hotels, waterways, media hubs, event spaces, leisure facilities, retail, workspaces, residential development, industrial & logistical space, public realm, historic gardens and the renewable energy sector.

Peel L&P is an agile and ambitious business with a legacy of success for a long-term, sustainable future.

We see possibility. We deliver transformation.
Issued by BECG on behalf of Lifestyle Outlets
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