The 100,000 sq ft development is anchored by a 50,000 sq ft 14-screen Cineworld and features 11 new restaurants, including Carluccio’s, Chimichanga, Cosmo, Zizzi, Pret, TGI Friday’s and Five Guys.
The extension marks the most significant investment project undertaken by Hammerson and CPPIB, since acquiring the shopping centre in 2009. Designed to further increase Silverburn’s appeal to local customers, the extension is expected to attract over one million additional visitors.
In addition to the new brands in the extended Wintergarden, existing restaurants including Pizza Hut and Nando’s have strengthened their presence at Silverburn, launching new concepts to coincide with the opening.
Guy Wells, development manager at Hammerson, said: “Creating leading destinations goes beyond pure retail. Today’s discerning customers are looking for more experiences, where dining and leisure activities complement the very best retail mix. So we are delighted to have secured such a strong dining offer, with well-known brands bringing new and exciting concepts to Silverburn.
“By delivering more for Silverburn’s visitors, the centre is now set to play an even greater role in the local community and beyond, which is not only important in helping to drive dwell time, catering and retail sales, but it is also vital in future-proofing the continued success of Silverburn.”