Marine Street Social signs for Barons Quay, Northwich

Regional F&B operator Marine Street Social has signed in Barons Quay, Northwich for its second branch. It will occupy 10,000 sqft over two levels to recreate its wet-led offer including cocktails and street food.

Described as a food and drink market where people can dance and socialise, watch out for some exciting events when they open in June.

Sports Direct opens at Baron's Quay, Norwich

Sports Direct has opened an 18,000 sqft store featuring its new flagship fit-out in Barons Quay, Northwich. The new look shows the brand in a new light. Come and see it!

Superbowl opening soon at Castle Mall

We are excited to announce the next part of our evolution with Superbowl UK investing more than £2m to bring a state of the art Ten Pin Bowling offer to the heart of Norwich.

The new Superbowl UK unit in Castle Mall will comprise 12 Ten-Pin bowling lanes as well as a Crazy Club soft play centre, Ninja Tag active obstacle assault course and a SEGA prize zone arcade. They’re also planning a stylish food diner and bar.

The planned opening is Summer 2019 and the well-known bowling operator shall not only be using local trades through the fit-out process, but also create 35 new jobs once open.

Company Director at Superbowl UK, Kate Quaintance-Blackford, said: “Superbowl UK Norwich presents us with an exciting opportunity to bring our distinctive brand of Family Entertainment to Norfolk, where we believe it will prove extremely popular. The unit is in a prominent location within Castle Mall and we’re confident our late opening hours will drive footfall during off-peak periods such as weekday evenings and enhance Norwich’s leisure offering.”

Robert Bradley, Centre Manager of Castle Mall commented, “We are always looking at ways to improve the fun-filled activities for family and friends that are provided at Castle Mall and believe that Superbowl UK will be an excellent addition to the centre. It will complement the new dining offers that are opening on Timberhill Terrace and is in line with our overall strategy to transform Castle Mall into Norwich’s first choice for shopping, dining and leisure. We are extremely excited to be welcoming Superbowl UK in 2019 and look forward to announcing further developments in the coming months.”

PureGym To Open In Castle Mall

We are really excited to announce an investment of £1.5m by PureGym to bring their highly successful affordable gym concept to the heart of Norwich.

The new PureGym at Castle Mall will feature a combination of fixed and free weights zones, a large functional area, cardio machines and class studios. It will be PureGym’s second site in the city. PureGym plans to open Summer 2019 creating 18 new jobs.

PureGym will occupy a 16,000 sq ft space in the new leisure quarter of our evolving scheme – they will be occupying the old Argos unit next to New Look, with 24/7 access from Timberhill.

We are converting over 50,000 sq ft of space to create the leisure quarter. This area will bring a mix of experiences to the city centre, with Superbowl opening in Summer 2019 too.

Property Director at Pure Gym, Duncan Costin, said, “Castle Mall’s new leisure quarter has given us an ideal opportunity to bring our offer to the people of Norwich. We’re currently on site fitting out the former Lidl Store on Aylsham Road to the North of the City and this site will complement it perfectly. Norwich has been a long time target for us and to have two sites opening within the space of a few months is fantastic news.”

Robert Bradley, Centre Manager of Castle Mall commented: “PureGym is a great fit for our new leisure quarter. Today’s changing consumer is spending more on leisure experiences than ever before – as much as 43% of discretionary expenditure – and so by creating a strong leisure offer we aim to be the city’s leading destination for entertainment, leisure, dining and shopping.

Celebrating 50 Years

This year, we’re celebrating 50 Years of St Johns Shopping Centre.

From 1969 to present day, St Johns has provided a range of shops catering for all shoppers needs. So if you’re looking for the top fashion and beauty trends, homeware or gadgets, we’ve probably got it right here.

To celebrate the momentous occasion, we have a variety of exciting activities and events coming your way.

Watch this space!

Keep an eye on our latest events at St John’s please visit their Facebook page. 

New Year, New Stores

New Year, New Stores

Two new stores have joined the St Johns family! Travel agency Perfect Getaways and Asian Restaurant Rock Spice opened their doors to the shoppers at large. With a perfect introduction, both retailers are set to have a great future alongside St Johns’ existing stores.

Just a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Lime Street, St Johns Shopping Centre is the go-to location for anyone that wants to find a great deal with an even better atmosphere. With a mix of local and national brands, there’s something for everyone at this central retail hub, with Aldi, Wilko and Matalan all in the mix.

General manager Neil Ashcroft said:
“St Johns has been part of the fabric of Liverpool for a very long time, and it’s important that we continue to both invest in our existing retailers and attract new stores to the centre. We are always looking to bring in more variety and choice for our shoppers.”

We’re known for being home to some great local indies and have built our reputation on being an eclectic mix with big and small. With the addition of these new stores, we are really looking forward to a great few months ahead.”

VINCI Construction appointed for Chester Northgate

After a Europe-wide competition by Cheshire West & Chester Council – assisted by Rivington Land – VINCI Construction has been appointed as preferred bidder for the first phase of the Chester Northgate development. Construction work is expected to start in Autumn 2019, following further work to finalise the detailed design.

Planning permission granted for Swansea Central

Full planning permission has now been granted by Swansea Council for the £125 million first phase of the Swansea Central development.

A key feature of the transformational city centre scheme is a new urban park – the first to be created in the city since Victorian times.

With Buckingham Group now having been selected as the preferred contractor, work on the 3,500-capacity indoor venue and conference centre is expected to start next spring.

New Leasings for Baron's Quay

H&M, The Entertainer and Sports Direct have taken units in Barons Quay, Northwich.

All three are due to open this autumn – with H&M’s new store being 22,000 sqft and Sports Direct’s featuring an enhanced fit out.

Green light for Chester Northgate CPO

The Chester Northgate scheme – development managed by Rivington Land on behalf of Cheshire West & Chester Council – has now secured the government’s green light for its Compulsory Purchase Order.

Picturehouse, Tapas Revolution, Zizzi’s and Cosy Club have been signed up for the first phase.