NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016.
Plans to build two aviation inspired restaurants on Broughton Retail Park have been submitted to Flintshire County council.
Owners Hercules Unit Trust, want to build two ‘A3 class’ units to be used as restaurants, plans also include major improvements to the Eastern Plaza section, the public area on the Boots side of the shopping park which is currently home to various food outlets including the Hawarden Farm Shop.
The restaurants will each provide outside seating area’s in newly landscaped settings, Costa Coffee will also gain a new outside seating area according to the plans.
The design of the restaurant units and the flow of the paving will “seek to evoke a link to the aeroplane wing manufacture, vapour trails and the momentum of flight.”
The modern design will incorporate a living ‘sedum’ roof together with extensive glazing and metallic cladding, complementing Broughton Parks ongoing regeneration of the existing shop fronts.
The plans say “the units are targeted at meeting the food and refreshment needs of visitors to the Shopping Park and, as such, both units will enhance and complement existing retail/service uses and, importantly, will increase visitor “dwell-time” and associated expenditure at the Shopping Park.”
The proposals includes the provision of public art, the developers say they are committed to working with the “local community” to determine the most appropriate form of public art in the location.
Plans also include major improvements to public spaces around the eastern end of the shopping park these include a “sunken garden” area, which will feature public seating and “materials of the highest quality.”
The sunken garden will sit between the two restaurants offering a ‘flexible space for seating, markets, sculpture, play and events”
A children’s ‘Sunny Plaza” containing ‘bespoke play equipment’ will protected from the car park and overlooked by seating area’s.
“Overall, the architectural and landscape design seeks to reinforce a sense of place within the Shopping Park, drawing reference from the neighbouring Airbus site.” the plans state.
Fifteen car parking spaces will be lost due to the two new restaurants developers say given there are 2408 spaces it wont have any affect.
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