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McLaren expands Peterborough mall

16 Mar 20 Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate have appointed McLaren Construction to complete the second phase of works for the 77,000 sq ft leisure extension of Peterborough’s Queensgate shopping centre.

A new central atrium, covered by a glazed roof, will be added, to house restaurant and leisure space. A bridge link will provide access between the extension and a new 10-screen Empire cinema complex, all due to be completed by autumn 2021.

McLaren, working alongside consultant Gardiner & Theobald, will carry out the vertical extension, closing off parts of the building for redevelopment, while the shops remain operational.

The news follows John Lewis & Partners completing phase one of the extension works and the significant £21m refurbishment, forming part of the wider £60m extension plans for Queensgate Shopping Centre.

McLaren regional managing director Jay Newman said: “The second phase of this major redevelopment at Queensgate will provide an exciting new cultural entertainment hub for local people and visitors to Peterborough. This is a challenging build – we know from our experience in building mixed-use leisure and restaurant developments that we have to be innovative with the project scheduling, using modern construction methods to carry out the demolition and major works – to minimise disruption to Peterborough’s shoppers.”

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