Shopping Centre

Livingston Designer Outlet to get £1m makeover

Published:  28 February, 2012

McArthurGlen’s Livingston Designer Outlet has announced a £1m makeover to transform the food court into a contemporary dining area.

The new 20,500 square foot zone, which is due for completion at the end of March 2012, will seat up to 800 people from a range of 15 eateries including Pizza Express; Caffe Nero and Spud U Like.

It will consist of three distinct zones: the Pit Stop, with a self-service food counter; the Family Kitchen, with a larger child-friendly, open-plan seated area; and the Dining Lounge, which will feature banquette-style flexible seating arrangements.

Livingston’s Food Quarter is the biggest investment in the centre in the past five years, and is set to significantly increase footfall, which currently stands at 5.6 million annually, dwell time and spend.

Nick Brady, UK regional leasing manager, McArthurGlen, said: “The launch of Livingston’s Food Quarter will help to capture those shoppers looking for fashion, food and entertainment in one location and increase dwell time. The new Food Quarter will further establish McArthurGlen’s Livingston as the must-visit retail destination within the Edinburgh, Glasgow and immediate local area, as well as reflecting the increasing trend among shoppers to combine leisure and retail.”