The much awaited new entrance to Green Lanes is now complete and if you are looking to eat out then why not visit The Lounges? Barnstaple's newest restaurant.
Barnstaple’s new Tarko Lounge at Green Lanes Shopping Centre will officially open on Wednesday (July 4). Completing the new entrance to Barnstaple's Shopping Centre.
Restaurant-bar group The Lounges says its new North Devon site will create 25 jobs.
The company says it has spent £595,000 transforming the site into a family-friendly retro-inspired cosy retreat’.
It says eclectic artwork and quirky curios sit next to oversized vintage sofas and old school benches, strikingly painted table tops and statement lighting, in the style ‘much loved by Lounge aficionados’.
Nicholas Mann, operations manager, The Lounges, said: “We’re really looking forward to throwing open the doors at Tarko Lounge and showing the locals how to lounge in style.
GREEN LANES SHOPPING CENTRE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE LOUNGES RESTAURANT WILL BE THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR EXCITING TENANT LINEUP FOR 2018.
Following on from the comprehensive re-design of Green Lanes entrance, The Lounges will be a welcome arrival in Spring 2018 with their mixture of delicious food and vibrant cocktails all served in an exquisite interior.
With over 100 restaurants across the UK, The Lounges are renowned for their eye catching design, stylish cuisine and sensational cocktails.
Simon West, Assistant Director of Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, managers of Green Lanes Shopping Centre said “having invested considerable capital into modernising the principle entrance to Green Lanes, we are delighted to have attracted an operator of the calibre of The Lounges to front the shopping centre. We are confident that they will prove to be hugely popular within Barnstaple and look forward to working with them to provide an exciting food and beverage offer in Green Lanes”.
Rockspring, the owners of Green Lanes Shopping Centre, have developed design proposals for the improvement of the centre’s lower High Street entrance and works have started on site.
The proposals include removing a large section of the 1980s building fronting the High Street in order to create a successful connection to the centre’s internal environment and a new modern entrance. The entrance experience will be further enhanced by increasing the height of the internal mall adjacent to the entrance doors through the removal of the first floor slab over the mall. This will extend the airy feeling present in the higher portions of the malls and help to visually connect the shopping centre with the external environment of the town centre.
The new entrance will serve as a marker of the quality of shopping in Barnstaple. In conjunction with the works Green Lanes will also gain a new logo to reflect its unique character, style and the refreshed image of the shopping centre.
The proposals have been developed to retain and enhance Barnstaple’s historic fabric and character. The removal of the 1980s styled building on the corner opens the views of this historic fabric and provides the fantastic opportunity to create a contemporary entrance for the centre and a high-quality public space for the town. This public space will receive new paving to tie into the existing paving finishes of the town centre and lay out an inviting entry space for the shopping centre.
The increase in public realm at the junction of Joy Street and the High Street creates a lively environment and is the perfect location for the addition of a new cafe to the corner unit. The buzz and activity of the cafe will spill out and benefit Joy Street as well.