The next phase of The Lexicon in Bracknell is on course for completion next year – with some major occupiers lined up.

Thames Tap asked the centre for a progress report on The Deck, the second phase of the much-praised shopping centre to be built on the site of the former Bentalls store.

Lexicon general manager Rob Morris told us: “The Deck is on track to complete in 2023 and is the next important step in making the town centre ‘the’ new local place to be in the evening, and the introduction of The Botanist and Hollywood Bowl will also enhance the town’s night-time economy, which had previously been so lacking.

“With the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic receding, there has been a definite increase in serious interest from retailers and restaurants in The Lexicon.

“We are confident that we will have new occupants to announce in the coming months and opening dates for Sports Direct, FoneWorld and Wimpy.”

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