Surrey

Woking shopping centre undergoes £1.5m extension

A £1.5m extension has opened at a shopping centre in Surrey.

The extension to Peacocks Shopping Centre in Woking includes a "striking new entrance" facing Town Square.

Councillor John Kingsbury, who opened the extension, said it was one of several projects that were set to change the town dramatically.

Next year, the town will see the library redeveloped so that the entrance will face Gloucester Walk and a new restaurant will face Town Square.

Retail future 'positive'

Mr Kingsbury said the shopping centre development, carried out by developers on behalf of the owners of Peacocks, showed key stakeholders had confidence in the town.

He added: "Investment of this nature demonstrates the great opportunity Woking has to offer both new and existing retailers."

Tim Keeping, centre manager of Peacocks, said one of Europe's fastest growing fashion brands had already moved into the centre and it was expected that other store openings would be announced soon.

He said: "The future of Woking as a major retail centre is looking very positive."

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