The hoardings have been lifted at Weston Favell shopping centre as the new lifts and opened up atrium were unveiled to shoppers.
In November 2014, the owners of Weston Favell shopping centre, Redefine International, announced plans to invest £4.6 million into phases one and two of what would be a multi-phased redevelopment of the scheme to create a modern, vibrant community space for shopping and socialising. The opening of the new lifts and atrium mark the completion of the second and most drastic phase to date.
Kevin Legg, who has been the centre manager at Weston Favell since January 2006, said: “This is by far the most dramatic change in the centre during the 10 years I have been manager here, the difference is astonishing. Removing the floor to create a space that joins both the upper and lower malls together was a massive undertaking but the results speak for themselves, it looks fantastic.”
“I’d like to say a big thank you to all of our shoppers who have remained loyal to us throughout the installation of the new lifts,” he added.
“Their patience and understanding was really appreciated throughout the disruption. We hope our new modern look will improve the shopping experience for our regular visitors while attracting new shoppers to our centre. Our aim is to create a modern and vibrant shopping environment, without losing touch with the community we serve.
“Redefine International’s financial investment and proposed plans demonstrate the company’s commitment to ensuring the centre continues to provide a place for the community to shop, socialise and spend time for years to come,” he added.