New to the Waterfront City of Southampton
- West Quay Watermark
Construction of Southampton's new dining and leisure destination, WestQuay Watermark is well underway. In December 2015, the development reached a key construction milestone with works on the structural steel frame beginning. Works on the Bargate Subway, creating a wider pavement in order to help improve pedestrian flow within the city, are now complete and the area has also been fully landscaped with trees, the first of many improvements made to the public space as part of the overall scheme.
The £80m development will transform the leisure offer in Southampton, bringing luxury cinema brand, Showcase Cinema de Lux to the South Coast, along with a host of new restaurants, most of which will be making their debut in the city. Those secured so far include; Wahaca, Byron, Five Guys, Zizzi, Nandos, Bill's, Jamie's Italian, Cabana, COSMO, Cau and Red Dog Saloon, with more announcements to follow in the coming months.
Due to open later this year, the development will receive £7m from the government's Regional Growth Fund to support the transformation of the public realm into a new and vibrant plaza.