£13m investment plan to create waterside restaurant terrace at Lowry Outlet
Leisure operator Lifestyle Outlets has revealed plans to invest £13m in redeveloping the infrastructure of Lowry Outlet at MediaCityUK.
The firm, which previously traded as Peel Outlets, will create a new restaurant terrace with an upper-level balcony along the waterfront outside the shopping complex.
Phase one of the scheme will also deliver a new main entrance and steps.
Inside Lowry Outlet, new escalators will give visitors a direct link to the site’s cinema and expanded leisure area.
Lifestyle Outlets will also deliver a full redesign of the leisure hub’s existing food hall, alongside a centre-wide refurb to install ceilings, furniture, escalators and improved lighting.
Each of the stores at Lowry Outlet will be overhauled with new shop frontages, illuminated signage and floor-to-ceiling windows. The design can already be seen on the centre’s newly launched stores ToyTown, M&S Outlet, Bench and H Samuel.
Outside Lowry Outlet, landscaping will be carried out to enhance the existing tree-lined walkway and areas around the complex.
Lifestyle Outlets MD Jason Pullen said: “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.”
He added: “With our phase one plans, we’re working in conjunction with the wider MediaCityUK site creating a vibrant destination, already home to BBC, ITV and more, with digital creativity and leisure at its heart.”
Lifestyle Outlets operates a second site in Gloucester and is currently developing a third in Glasgow.