westquay watermark scores a strike construction update community

 APRIL 2016
Hollywood Bowl, All Bar One and TGI Fridays are the latest brands set to
open their doors at WestQuay Watermark. Debuting in Southampton,
Hollywood Bowl will bring the 'feel-good' game to the city, with 16 ten-pin
bowling lanes and 4 exclusive VIP lanes as well as an American diner, bar
and an action-packed amusement area for all to enjoy. Also making its debut
in Southampton is All Bar One. The stylish bar will no doubt see many
visitors flock through its doors, being the perfect destination to meet friends
and unwind from work, or to enjoy a drink after hitting the shops. Also the
much-loved TGI Fridays will be opening a new restaurant.
Construction continues to make good progress, with WestQuay Watermark
on track to open its doors later this year. To suspend the new Showcase
Cinema over the main plaza, an impressive and innovative cantilever has
been erected. This will enable the luxury 10-screen cinema, located on the
third floor, to have an 25m overhang to maintain the aesthetic view below
and allow the historic views from the Catchcold Tower to the Cruise Terminal
and the sea to be admired by visitors.
In April, the scheme will hit a significant construction milestone in reaching its
full height of 30 metres. This will be celebrated with a traditional 'ToppingOut' ceremony held on site and led by Sir Robert McAlpine. The event will
include a number of traditions such as a piper playing, nailing up an
evergreen bough to acknowledge any dislodged tree spirits on the site and
also the final trowel of concrete being laid.
As part of the scheme’s ongoing involvement with the local community, Hammerson launched 'The Watermark Challenge', a fun business proposal to get
local schools involved with the development. School children were challenged to come up with an exciting event, which would position WestQuay
Watermark as the ultimate dining and leisure destination for students. The challenge, which proved to be very popular, was designed to encourage
teamwork, communication and presentation skills amongst school children in year 9 and above. The final pitch stage will take place this month in a
boardroom style presentation, where the winning team will receive a voucher to spend at WestQuay Shopping Centre.
It was National Apprenticeship Week in March and to support the nationwide initiative, Hammerson, together with Sir Robert McAlpine heard from two of its
apprentices’ onsite, read more here http://bit.ly/1qqEiqM. Apprenticeship schemes are invaluable for young people wanting to get a foothold in industry as
they enable young people the opportunity to gain the work skills and confidence needed to progress into a long term career. WestQuay Watermark’s scheme
has been successful, giving apprentices the opportunity to grasp a wide range of skills that can be used to further their career in the construction and
environment industry.
For all information on WestQuay Watermark and to take a look at the webcams please visit www.westquaywatermark.com