Bluewater - Retail shopping

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  • Created on: 29-05-13 16:49
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  • Bluewater, Dartford in Kent
    • Opened 1999
    • 3rd biggest purpose built retail centre in UK
    • 330 shops
    • Employs 7000 people
    • £400 million cost
    • Built on a quarry to improve the landscape
    • 50 acres of parkland and 7 lakes
    • Transport
      • 13,000 free parking spaces
      • Close to M25
      • 600 Buses Daily
      • Frequent train service from central London
    • Leisure Facilities
      • Boating Lake
      • Woodland
      • Cycle track
      • Golf course
      • Fishing Lake
    • Indoor facilities
      • 13 screen cinema
      • 50 food outlets
    • Success
      • Won countless awards
      • Won awards for highly successful sustainable ethos
      • Effects
        • Local CBD lost 20% of income
        • Lost workers
    • Effects
      • Local CBD lost 20% of income
      • Lost workers

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