Intu Watford (yes to some of us it's still and always will be, the Harlequin Shopping Centre) has submitted a planning application for a £100 million development of Charter Place.
The plans are to include space for more retail shops, and restaurants but also expected to introduce family entertainment like a cinema, ten pin bowling and have a public square for street theatre and music shows. Earlier in July the council signed a new lease for Watford Indoor Market to move to a new home in the summer of 2014, at the old TJ Hughes building (or Clements to some).
The face of Charter Place is definitely going to change, and although a fine example of 1970's architecture and a shopping centre, we're sure you'll agree its overdue a makeover and us residents will welcome some family entertainment to the town centre.
The construction work to Charter Place is expected to start during 2015, with the new facilities arriving in 2017.