1st October 2013
Shoppers have been able to enjoy the new look shopping centre in the last few days. Numerous areas of the Shopping Centre have been landscaped by local company Office Landscapes. These improvements offer shoppers a relaxed ambiance and give them somewhere to sit and relax and have lunch, a spokesman for the centre said.
Improvements include new lighted bollards at each entrance of the centre, a new 'palm tree' seating area in Castle Court and a new quiet walled garden area in front of the Post Office. There has also been a complete landscape overhaul in the North Mall and new hanging baskets throughout the Shopping Centre.
The centres general manager said 'Since we opened these new areas a few days ago, we have had excellent feedback from our shoppers who have commented that these improvements really lift the overall atmosphere in the town centre.
We are constantly looking for new ways that we can enhance the enjoyment of our shoppers experience and these works follow a significant programme of investment aimed at improving all of our key facilities.'
The centre's general manager travelled out to the nurseries in Holland with two of the Office Landscapes design team, to hand pick the three Trachycarpus Fortunei Palms. These Palms are central features in the stainless steel 'Saturnus' planters. The seating around each planter give shoppers an opportunity to take time out from shopping, to sit down relax and watch the world go by.