Lifestyle, Enterprise News
20 February 2017
British Land and Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) have begun construction of a multi-million pound leisure complex at New Mersey in Speke.
The £23m extension of the popular South Liverpool shopping park will create up to 300 full and part-time jobs once complete, with further jobs during the construction phase.
The project will occupy a 66,000 sq ft area on the former Curry’s site and will include an 11-screen Cineworld cinema and six new restaurants. TGI Fridays, Wagamama and Nando’s have already secured their units with discussions underway for the remaining three outlets.
The restaurants will significantly boost New Mersey’s dining offer and are scheduled to open in Spring 2018, with Cineworld following in the summer.
Speaking to B Daily, James Varley, asset manager at British Land, said: “The New Mersey leisure extension will significantly improve the centre’s leisure and dining options, enhancing our customers’ experience and creating Places People Prefer.
“Across our retail portfolio, we are investing to create outstanding places that are in line with people’s changing lifestyles.”
Cineworld property director Kevin Frost told B Daily: “Cineworld is thrilled to be opening a brand new 11 screen cinema at New Mersey with our state-of-the-art Superscreen projection and sound technology.
“The new extension will undoubtedly enhance the appeal of New Mersey as a regional leisure, dining and retail destination.”