Bluewater set to get bigger

City A.M. Reporter
THE BLUEWATER shopping centre in Kent is in line for an expansion, after Lend Lease said yesterday it has begun a consultation on the move, which the firm claims would create up to 1,500 new jobs.

The Australian property firm hopes to extend the 1.6m square foot mall by around a fifth.

The application for such a redevelopment will not be filed until late in the year, however.

Bluewater is already among Britain’s biggest shopping centres, rivalling the Westfield duo in central London.