Lowry Outlet Watergardens

The Watergardens leisure development at Lowry Outlet 

Tetra Tech secured planning permissions for alterations and extensions to the existing Lowry Outlet, as part of a new £26m waterside leisure development in Salford.  

Images courtesy of Chapman Taylor  

Tetra Tech acted as the agent for a suite of planning applications to deliver ‘The Watergardens’ schemewhich will transform the southern waterfront of the Lowry Outlet into a leisure destination attracting visitors from Greater Manchester and beyond.  

The development will offer a restaurant terrace and a waterfront promenade connecting the Lowry Outlet to the iconic Millennium Bridge. Its design by Chapman Taylor incorporates biophilic design principles to blend natural features with the urban environment, such as planted landscaping and improved natural light. 

Our experts prepared the application, including technical documents dealing with compliance with planning policy The application accounted for delivery of: 

  • a suite of new restaurants fronting the Manchester Ship Canal 
  • an improved cinema operated by Vue 
  • a new leisure attraction to be operated by ITV under their ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ banner.    

We also led negotiations with the local planning authoritydischarged relevant planning conditions, and liaised with key stakeholderssuch as residents’ associations of nearby housing. 

Jason Pullen, Managing Director of Peel Lifestyle Outlets (which has supported the £26m investment), said: “The Watergardens will transform this area of the waterfront, bringing a vibrant dining offer enabling people to enjoy the best waterfront views in Greater Manchester.” 

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