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A ‘European city’ and ‘Capital of the South’ - Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council

  • 27 July, 2017

The first of these major enhancements is aiming to be welcoming visitors by Christmas 2017 - the new £85m West Quay Watermark development. The design of the new scheme includes upper and lower walkways with restaurants and cafes as well as a 10-screen cinema and bowling alley set above. There will also be a new, impressive public square in front of the city’s historic wall which will be used for open air screenings and concerts.  It’s reckoned that Watermark will create around 500 jobs and is seen as the cornerstone of several massive projects in the city, from the £400m plus Royal Pier development to recently revealed plans to rebuild Leisure World.