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Landmark Southampton retail complex marks completion of first phase


Westquay Watermark, a mixed-use retail and leisure development in Southampton, UK, has celebrated its completion with the arrival of the highly anticipated Showcase De Lux cinema.

The scheme, for which Currie & Brown provided cost consultancy services, opened a number of restaurants in December 2016 and has now fully opened with the provision of leisure facilities including the 10-screen multiplex cinema and bowling alley. A new public plaza will be used for open-air screenings and concerts in front of the city's historic walls.

The redeveloped brownfield site is an important part of Southamptonís environmental and economic renewal, creating in excess of 1,200 jobs. The council has advised that further phases of development could incorporate a hotel and residential tower along with additional park and open space.

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