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Plans for £13m Lowry Outlet revamp unveiled

A new waterside restaurant terrace will form part of a revamped Lowry Outlet at MediaCityUK.

Peel Outlets, which has been rebranded as Lifestyle Outlets, has announced plans to invest £13 million into the retail centre’s infrastructure.

The restaurant terrace will feature an upper level balcony along the waterfront and new restaurants along the waterside.

A new entrance and steps will be created from the entrance of the outlet, whilst inside the centre new escalators will provide a direct link to the cinema and a new expanded leisure area with more family entertainment planned.

A full redesign of the existing food hall is proposed, as well as a full centre refurbishment with new ceilings, furniture, escalators and improved lighting throughout.

Phase one, which is already underway, will also bring in new anchor tenants, which are still to be announced.

Jason Pullen, managing director of Lifestyle Outlets, says: “It is Lifestyle Outlets’ passion for creating vibrant destinations, which inspired us to create, what will be, a truly stunning waterfront dining terrace with views over the Manchester Ship Canal, Old Trafford and the Manchester skyline.

“Historically the centre has turned its back on the water and we want to reverse that. We want to increase movement around the outlet.

“Shopping has become a major leisure activity and people expect more from a centre than just background music. They want an experience.”