Works to Weston Favell Shopping Centre as part of a £4.6 million overhaul will see new glass lifts installed, the original lower mall atrium reopened and a bridge reopened by spring.
In November 2014 owners of the mall, Redefine International announced plans to create a “modern, vibrant community space for shopping and socialising,” through a phase set of improvements.
So far Redefine says £3.4 million of changes have been completed with a new “feature entrance” on the lower mall, new signage, a wider, brighter mall area and new store fronts.
Lower mall toilets have been refurbished and have since been awarded a platinum grade in the “Loo of the Year Awards 2015,” plus a revamped Standens Barn Bridge was unveiled in July last year.
Now Redefine says it is set to unveil the phase two works by April.
This will see the firm “reinstate” the original atrium on the lower mall with more natural lighting, open new scenic lifts and reopen the Westone bridge, which is currently being refurbished.
Centre manager Kevin Legg, said: “Our aim is to create a modern and vibrant shopping environment, without losing touch with the community we serve.
“So far the new look and improved lighting looks fantastic, and there are plenty more surprises to be unveiled.”
He added: “Weston Favell shopping centre is a vital ‘hub’ of the local community, and we will strive to keep it as such.”
Phase three of the work is due to start in 2017.