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New communal dining space for customers at Intu Watford

Intu Watford is to invest more than £1m to create a new food offer, following the launch of retail and leisure extension last year.

The centre is currently working to sign up five new ‘grab-and-go’ caterers to create a relaxed and communal new dining experience, at the opposite end of the centre to the new extension. A redesigned interior, by an in-house team, will feature giant pods where large groups of friends, families and colleagues can gather to eat. The new vendors will complement the existing branches of Tortilla and Gourmet Burger Kitchen currently trading nearby.

“Every area of the centre has been refurbished as part of our strategy to establish Intu Watford as a leading day and night out destination and this is the latest phase in our plans to create an even better customer experience and more opportunities for the brands there to thrive,” says Intu regional managing director Rebecca Ryman.

“We wanted to complement the casual dining experience at Intu Watford’s new retail and leisure extension with an equally strong grab-and-go food offering at the other side of the centre that will capitalise on its 14m a year footfall and the vast numbers of office workers in the town. The mall-space is being completely redesigned with an inviting communal dining experience that will increase dwell time and drive footfall to our new food outlets as well as nearby retail and leisure brands like John Lewis and new climbing operator Rock Up.”