Work has started on the refurbishment of the food court, with more than £2 million invested into introducing a fresh new look, new brands and additional seating.

We will be increasing the seating capacity from approximately 650 to 800, new flooring and lighting will be introduced to create a refreshed environment, and new mobile charging points, recycling stations and baby and children feeding facilities including microwaves and bottle warmers will be incorporated into the designs. 

The refurbished area will be renamed the Food Terrace to reflect its brighter and lighter atmosphere.  

The refurbishment works have started are set to be completed by Autumn 2022, with the area remaining open for customers throughout.

We will be bringing a number of new additions to the Food Terrace, to sit alongside its existing variety of grab and go options and standalone restaurants. The first new opening will be famed American fried chicken brand, Popeyes.

Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes has more than 50 years of history and culinary tradition and is known for its unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. Popeyes has more than 50 years of history and culinary tradition and is known for its Famous Louisiana Chicken and unique ‘shatter crunch’ texture. The menu includes the Chicken Sandwich which ‘broke the internet’ when launched in the US in 2019, as well as Signature Louisiana Chicken, Chicken tenders, and the Popeyes Biscuit. 

Popeyes, which is expected to open in November, will sit alongside existing brands including Subway, GDK and KFC, as well as Derbion’s eight standalone restaurants, including Wagamama, Carluccio’s, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Fridays and Five Guys.