Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre is set to become UK’s biggest mall after a 375,000 sq ft extension to the existing 1.6 million sq ft complex.
Owned by Australian property group Lend Lease, the extension will create 1500 jobs.
Consultation for the extension will begin next month and an application will be submitted by the end of the year.
Dartford MP Gareth Johnson said: “I welcome these proposals and am confident that Lend Lease and Bluewater will work closely with the community to create something that will not only be commercially successful, but which will bring many more benefits to the Dartford and the wider north Kent community.
“Not least of these will be a very significant number of jobs, training and investment in the local economy.”
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