• 19 March 2020

intu Lakeside and intu Watford nominated for The Global RLI Awards

Waterman is delighted that intu Lakeside has been nominated for ‘RLI Most Innovative Retail & Entertainment Project’ whilst intu Watford has been shortlisted for ‘RLI Shopping & Outlet Centre Renovation’ at The Global RLI Awards.

Celebrating the greatest projects within the Retail and Leisure sector, the 15th annual awards ceremony will honour the best schemes and companies that have excelled in exceeding expectations across 15 categories.

intu Lakeside – RLI Most Innovative Retail & Entertainment Project
intu Properties invested £72m to provide a new Leisure facility at the 1.6m ft2 state-of-the-art shopping centre which opened over the summer, creating one of the country’s most popular retail and leisure destinations. In addition to the significant overhaul to the main shopping facilities, a host of new restaurants and shopping brands have opened alongside a new 24-lane Hollywood Bowl bowling alley, American-style diner and bar, Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment centre, Puttshack mini golf and Flip Out trampolining facilities. A further £9m has been invested into the centre’s new food court. We were appointed to provide structural engineering services for the project, generating the client’s brief and employer’s requirements for the shell works. Image courtesy of 3DReid architects.

intu Watford – RLI Shopping & Outlet Centre Renovation
The exciting £178m redevelopment and extension of intu Watford created a single 1.4m ft2 retail and leisure destination for the people of Watford and surrounding areas. The scheme, designed by Leslie Jones Architects, is formed of three separate blocks linked with a new feature roof and incorporates retail units and department stores, 11 restaurants and nine-screen cinema in addition to the original market hall, multi-storey car park and distinct YMCA tower. Our structures and infrastructure & environment teams were appointed by intu to develop a full set of ER’s for the scheme and carry out a client-side monitoring role, geo-environmental services, archaeology, flood risk and drainage design. Image courtesy of Leslie Jones Architects.

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