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Intu set to open restaurant terrace development

by Jim Dunton Sat 12 October 2013, 4:01 pm

Shopping centre Intu Bromley has said it expects to open a five-restaurant terrace annexe 'by early 2015' after winning a planning appeal.

Bromley Council said it was now proceeding to grant a lease for the Italian Gardens site, adjacent to Queens Gardens,  following the shopping centre operator’s success.

Council leader Stephen Carr said the scheme was expected to generate £6 million of investment in the town that would support the local economy and create 85 jobs.

Bromley said its executive had agreed to grant a lease for the site in 2012, but that the agreement had been conditional on planning permission being secured.

Intu asset-management director Jonathan Ainsley said that the five-unit restaurant terrace would be delivered “by early 2015”.

“This will lengthen the trading day for parts of the lower mall and will create a critical mass of casual, family friendly dining which will be linked to the centre,” he said.

“All five units are under offer and we expect to make further announcements over the coming weeks.”

Last month Intu confirmed that high-end designer home-goods retailer The White Company and sportswear brand Reebok would be opening branches at the Bromley centre in the runup to Christmas this year.

The mall is also scheduled to receive a facelift, due for completion by the first quarter of 2014.

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