Peterborough’s Queensgate shopping centre is to get an £8 million face lift, designed by award-winning architect studio Benoy.
Work has commenced on the project which will see improvements to the centre’s doors, lighting, cladding and internal finished, due for completion in November.
Seating areas will also be upgraded throughout the scheme, aiming to enhance the customer experience and compliment the design and structure of the centre.
A planning permission request has also been submitted to upgrade the welcome hall of the Cumbergate entrance.
The upgrades will be conducted overnight so shoppers are unaffected by the refurbishment.
“We are excited to commence the refurbishment works at Queensgate,” Lendlease head of retail asset management Guy Thomas said.
“With the customer, sustainability and high quality design at its heart, the works will further boost Queensgate’s green credentials, whilst creating a welcoming and engaging retail offering.
“With strong demand from leading brands, the new and improved façade of the malls will reflect Queensgate’s dominance in the east of England.”