The Marlowes shopping centre unveils first stages of new development plans
The Marlowes shopping centre in Hemel Hempstead has started extensive refurbishments to improve its family facilities and invest in the local area as part of their new development plans.
Last year, Capital & Regional made a commitment to the local community to provide updated facilities at The Marlowes, enhancing Hemel shoppers’ experience as part of a wider investment in the shopping centre and local area. The first development, due to open mid- September includes tripling the size the downstairs toilets to 2,500 sq ft. These include baby changing and changing places facilities.
C&R is also in the process of developing a new 9-screen cinema that gained planning approval in 2017. As part of the £13m project, the centre’s North Mall entrance will be remodelled, and extensive roof works are due to be completed in late summer.
Centre manager Vince Williams said: “This is the start of a wider programme of investment and improvement, and we are working extremely hard to exceed expectations as we help revitalise the centre. The family area is being built to improve the visitor experience, attracting more families to the Marlowes.”