Concept images have been released, showing what the food court may look like.
Plans have been approved by the local council for the centre to convert the former Sports Direct unit into an area for food outlets, as well as part of the old BHS store and nail bar Glitz.
There will be “between 15 and 17” food outlets, as well as two drinks vendors.
In documents submitted by consultants Brock McClure on behalf of The Liberty, the developer says the aim is to “bring a unique combined shopping, eating and drinking experience to Romford.”
The food court has proposed opening times of 7am-10.30pm each day, with the emphasis said to be on the “dining experience” of customers.
The ground level exterior wall of the shopping centre, which faces Western Road, could be brought forward in line with the pillars which currently provides a covered walkway, to facilitate the change.
As part of this work, a modern façade will be constructed, updating the exterior of the building in Western Road.
It is also proposed that there will be a direct entrance from outside to the food court, as well as an entrance inside the shopping centre.
The Shopping Centre had to apply for planning permission as the units used to be shops, but restaurants and cafés fall under a different category under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.
The food court is expected to open in 2020.Tags: Romford, Havering, Liberty Shopping Centre
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