Planning permission secured for The Watergardens at Lifestyle Outlet Manchester

Salford City Council has unanimously granted full planning permission for The Watergardens – a new waterside dining concept at Lifestyle Outlet Manchester, forming part of the redevelopment of the Lowry Outlet at MediaCityUK.

The Watergardens will be an elegant setting for a diverse variety of restaurants, including casual and contemporary dining options, with the design inspired by, and making full use of, the bright southerly aspect and the best waterside views in Manchester.

Chapman Taylor’s planning application, submitted in September 2018, reflects the client’s vision of transforming the development’s southern frontage into a vibrant waterfront leisure and retail destination offering 3,230m2 of retail and F&B space at the heart of MediaCityUK.

The scheme will incorporate biophilic design principles to blend natural features, such as planted landscaping and improved natural light, with the urban environment. Existing waterside trees will be thinned out to ensure that the remaining trees have sufficient space to thrive, while also allowing for much-improved views across the water.

In addition, Lifestyle Outlets will be delivering a new waterfront promenade which will connect the Millennium Bridge to the Lowry Outlet, as well as improved public realm and internal improvements to the outlet centre itself. The project is expected to create 150 new jobs and substantially boost Salford’s retail, leisure and dining scene.

Mark Doughty (BA (Hons) BArch)

Associate Director, Manchester

Mark joined Chapman Taylor in 2006 becoming an Associate Director in 2016. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Mark has a business development remit for the office workplace sector across the UK business.

He has over 10 years’ experience and has successfully completed a number of major award winning projects across a range of sectors.

He takes an active part in the BCO and completed last year’s Cycle Challenge riding from London to Amsterdam over four days with fifty members of the BCO.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

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