With all the changes happening at Market Place over the last two years, it’s hard to deny that we’re now a cut above our former self… Whether you’re a dedicated follower of the latest fashion trends, a social butterfly or avid moviegoer, there’s now something for everyone – right in the heart of Bolton.
We know many of our fans have given the newly transformed centre your seal of approval, so for it to be recognised in a national awards ceremony too, is the icing on the cake.
We were up against lots of shopping centres from around the UK in the category ‘Gold Award for Refurbishment and Extensions (Over £5 Million)’ and stood out head and shoulders above the rest in the eyes of the judges at The Revo Gold Awards last night.
The annual ceremony held in London – attended by 1400 key movers and shakers from shopping centres across the UK, celebrates those transforming places and experiences and energising and driving progress within the industry, so for us to come out on top is a really big deal.
2016 has been quite a year – with the transformation of the historic Victorian Vaults into what is now a unique and exciting place to dine, drink and catch up with friends. Not forgetting the addition of our brand new state of the art cinema – The Light and indoor adventure play area ‘Amazonia’. It’s hard to believe that a year ago we didn’t have any of these amazing destinations to enjoy – don’t you think?
What’s more the judges were suitably impressed by the fabulous collection of new stores we’ve added to our line up in the last 12 months. With New Look, New Look Men, a bigger Next, Pandora, The Body Shop, Clarks and of course Topshop and Topman proving popular with fashion fans and Smiggle and The Entertainer appealing to families. What’s more, foodies have enjoyed having their fill at restaurants including Nandos, Prezzo, GBK, Pepe’s Piri Piri Grill and Great Ale at The Vaults.
So, if you haven’t been in a while, maybe it’s time you paid us a visit?