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Celebrate your mum with St Johns!

03/03/21

Mother’s Day 2021 is just around the corner and whether you’re able to see your mum in person or whether you’re miles apart, it is the perfect time to celebrate mums across the country!

So, if you’re looking to bring joy to your mums’ special day on Mothering Sunday (March 14th), St John’s has got everything you need to celebrate the home schoolers, the care workers, the key workers, craft queens, the home cooks, the nans and all of the all-round amazing women in your life.

At St Johns you can be sure to have a safe shopping experience by using the hand sanitising facilities, keeping your distance and wearing a face covering. The shopping centre is also cleaned regularly and thoroughly to ensure your safely.

Take a look at our guide to Mother’s Day 2021!

Breakfast in bed

It’s time to put roles in reverse and take care of your mum by making her breakfast in bed while she sits and relaxes, watching her favourite TV show!

You can head over to Sainsbury’s and pick up the perfect ingredients for poached eggs and avocado toast, or maybe even her favourite pastries to help kick start the day right.

Find the perfect gift

Finding the perfect gift can sometimes be daunting, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re on a budget or want to splash some cash, there’s something for everyone.

You can light up her life with a luxury Mother’s Day candle or brighten up her home with some classic flowers from Aldi, add to that sparkle in her eye with a statement jewellery piece from F.Hinds, give the gift of comfort with Home Bargains‘ cosy slippers or treat her to her favourite fragrance with 50% off perfumes at the Fragrance Shop.

Family walk

As the seasons begin to change, why not spend some quality time with your mum by going on a family walk – taking in some beautiful scenery and fresh air. You could also grab a coffee on your way and reminisce about the good old days! Either way, it’s a great way for you to spend some quality time with your mum.

Cook up a storm

Mother’s Day is a perfect day to show off those culinary skills you got from your mum by making her favourite dishes. And if you’re not skilled in that department, don’t worry – why not grab a takeaway? Your mum will be sure to love it when she’s spending time with you!

If you’re apart this Mothering Sunday, why not get her favourite takeaway delivered?

A night in at the movies

Nothing beats a cosy night in watching a film with your mum! Let her pick out her favourite film or box set, put her feet up, relax and reflect on the stress-free day.

Why not prepare for your night by heading to St Johns to pick up the movie night snacks? You can pick up her favourite sweets and popcorn from Sainsbury’s – and end the day on a sweet note!

At St Johns you can get everything you need for Mother’s Day, all under one roof. You can shop safely by visiting all of our essential shops or you can buy online, reserve your order and collect in store, all in one click.

We know this year has been difficult so don’t forget to celebrate the home schoolers, the care workers, the key workers, craft queens, the home cooks, the nans and all of the all-round amazing women in your life, because they deserve it!

From everyone at St Johns – Happy Mother’s Day!

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The Big Night In

03/02/21

Spark a light in your love life this Valentine’s Day and get ready for the ultimate big night in!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, St John’s has got the key to your loved ones heart and everything you need for an unforgettable evening.

So, why not settle down in front of the TV with a bottle of bubbly, enjoying great food and spending quality time with your valentine? Take a look at how we can help you!

Let’s talk atmosphere

Nothing sets the mood quite like romantic lighting, so why not fill the air with love by lighting some of Wilko’s premium scented candles. If you don’t want harsh lighting ruining your evening click and collect the romantic mood lighting from Argos to help you set the scene.

Setting the table

Valentine’s Day is no ordinary day. It’s perfect for spending quality time with your loved one and gazing into each other’s eyes over a candlelit dinner.

While traditionally it’s all about pink, red and rose, why not introduced a little bit of gold? You can get your hands on champagne flutes and gold cutlery to really set the scene, from our Home Bargains store. And not forgetting the all-important heart coasters from Wilko!

Time to eat!

Make your Valentine’s big night in extra special by picking out the perfect meal. Head down to our Aldi store and treat yourself and your loved one to a bottle of Specially Selected Crémant du Jura and accompanying steaks, for a five-star meal you’ll never forget!

Get dressed up

Dress to impress you loved one by making an extra special effort for your big night in.

Ladies can find everything they need at Storm. With a dress for every occasion, you’re sure to pick the perfect number! You can click and collect your order to make your shopping experience safe and stress free.

Gents, if you want to impress that special someone, make sure you visit CS2. Here you’ll be to find the perfect outfit that will be sure to please you loved one. At CS2 you can click and collect, contact free! Shopping has never been so simple.

Gifting

Give the gift of love this Valentine’s Day and show your loved one you really care. You could gift them their favourite perfume or aftershave? Don’t just say it with love, spray it with love with 50% off at The Perfume shop. Or even go for the old romantic classic, Jewellery, and head over to F.Hinds, with 50% off jewellery, now!

At St Johns you can get everything you need for Valentine’s Day, all under one roof. You can shop safely by visiting all of our essential shops or you can buy online, reserve your order and collect in store.

So, don’t forget to set the atmosphere, get dressed up, eat great food and most of all, enjoy your loved ones company while you settle down for your big night in.

From everyone at St Johns – enjoy your Valentine’s fun and stay safe!

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What’s Open?

04/01/21

Please note: our car park is temporarily closed.
Although some stores will be closed during this January lockdown, we remain open for essential shopping, for click and collect, and for takeaway food. When you visit during lockdown, please work with us to keep you, your family, your fellow shoppers and our wonderful staff healthy by following our safety guidelines. Please keep safe until we can enjoy a more carefree future together.

The essential retailers open are:

Aldi
Iceland
Sainsbury’s
Home Bargains
One Below
Wilko
NM Money

Food takeaways will be available from:


Poundbakery/Poundcafé
Greggs
Noodle Stop

And a click and collect service will operate at:

Argos
Baby Melanie
BU
Catwalk
CS2
KOKO
Liverpool Hair and Cosmetics
Miltons
Miskyra
Mobile Booth
Phone Lab
Rebellious
Storm Menswear
Storm womenswear

To find details of how to access the click and collect services – simply visit our ‘stores’ page and select ‘click and collect’. As a community shopping centre in the heart of Liverpool, we recognise that the health and safety of our customers, colleagues and retailers must be our highest priority.

As such, we will be ensuring that the Centre is re-opening in a controlled and compliant manner that adheres to government guidelines.

To ensure the Centre is ready to be re-opened to the public we have undertaken a series of measures:

The entire centre has been subject to a chemical deep clean of all malls, ceilings, floors, entrances and back of house. The chemical used in the clean disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

We have implemented, and will continue with, an intensive cleaning schedule. Throughout the day, every day, all touchpoints in the Centre (e.g. door handles, tables, surfaces) will be cleaned with a chemical spray which disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

Twenty new hand sanitiser stations have been installed throughout the Centre. These are free for you to use and will be cleaned and refilled regularly throughout the day, every day.

To make sure the Centre stays as clean as possible we have implemented photographic cleaning audits. We will be checking on a regular, scheduled basis that all touchpoints have been thoroughly and appropriately cleaned to keep you, your family, friends safe.

Our opening hours remain the same, but this may change – please check the website before you set off.

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We’ve hit One Million Smiles!

07/07/20

Since 1969 St Johns has been supporting the communities of Liverpool. Through our One Million Smiles campaign, we set ourselves a target of making one million people smile… and we did it!

Here’s how we did it:

> We gave back to our community by reaching out and supporting local schools, community centres and care homes and domestic abuse hostels.

> We did random prize giveaways, free goodies in the centre and looked after the people in our community with some fun treats.

We want to thank every single person who smiles with us in 2020!

See our latest One Million Smiles video here, where we celebrate making one million of you smile 🙂

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St Johns & COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

05/06/20

Since 1969 St Johns has been here for you and here for Liverpool. Like other shopping centres across the UK we have been supporting communities, ensuring essential stores remain open and accessible to all throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We ask that when you do start visiting the Centre again, that you are patient, responsible and respectful to everyone in the Centre. And, please do give particular priority to the elderly and vulnerable in our community.

As a community shopping centre, St Johns cares about Liverpool and we want to continue enhancing the lives of local people in every way we can, and particularly during the current time, ensuring that you, your family and your friends can shop safe.

Which stores are open?

Essential Stores

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our essential stores have remained open. These are food retailers and household goods stores such as Aldi, Iceland, Home Bargains and Wilko.

Non-Essential Stores

From Monday 15th June, the Government allowed non-essential stores to open. This means that at St Johns most of our non-essential stores are open.

What are St Johns’ opening times?

Regular St Johns opening times will resume on Monday 15th June as follows:

Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 6pm.

Thursday, 9am – 7pm.

Friday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm.

Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Please note that these operating hours refer to the shopping centre. The opening hours of individual stores may vary; please contact stores directly to confirm their opening hours.

What measures has St Johns taken to minimise COVID-19?

As a community shopping centre in the heart of Liverpool, we recognise that the health and safety of our customers, colleagues and retailers must be our highest priority.

As such, we will be ensuring that the Centre is re-opening in a controlled and compliant manner that adheres to government guidelines.

To ensure the Centre is ready to be re-opened to the public we have undertaken a series of measures:

The entire centre has been subject to a chemical deep clean of all malls, ceilings, floors, entrances and back of house. The chemical used in the clean disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

We have implemented, and will continue with, an intensive cleaning schedule. Throughout the day, every day, all touchpoints in the Centre (e.g. door handles, tables, surfaces) will be cleaned with a chemical spray which disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

Twenty new hand sanitiser stations have been installed throughout the Centre. These are free for you to use and will be cleaned and refilled regularly throughout the day, every day.

To make sure the Centre stays as clean as possible we have implemented photographic cleaning audits. We will be checking on a regular, scheduled basis that all touchpoints have been thoroughly and appropriately cleaned to keep you, your family, friends safe.

How are you supporting retailers to prevent COVID-19?

St Johns is home to a wide variety of different stores, but they ALL have a responsibility to ensure they are implementing appropriate social distancing and cleansing measures to protect the public, their staff and centre workers.

We are working collaboratively with all of our stores to make sure they are safe to open.

Before opening to the public, all stores within St Johns will have completed the following actions:

Completed a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which includes setting out regular in-store cleaning schedules.

Setting out appropriate social distancing measures within their stores such as the installation of floor markings and fixtures.

We will also be encouraging all stores to consider the installation of perspex screens at till areas, to provide staff with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and to request that customers use contactless payment options where possible.

All stores are also under strict instruction to close immediately and inform centre management if any member of staff begins to show symptoms of COVID019.

What social distancing measures will be in place in St Johns?

We want your visit to St Johns to be as safe and pleasant as possible. You will see social distancing signage throughout the Centre. This includes floor markings which will tell you where it is safe to walk, safe to stop, and safe to queue.

You may find that sometimes you have to wait outside the Centre before you can come in. This is because we can only let a certain number of people into the Centre at any one time. This is so that social distancing can be safely observed. We ask for your patience when this happens.

When you are walking around the Centre you may occasionally hear public announcements over the Centre tannoy system. These are friendly reminders to make sure that everyone is practising social distancing.

Will St Johns be monitoring the number of people in the Centre at any one time?

Yes. We will be actively monitoring the number of people in the Centre so that social distancing can be maintained. We have calculated the total number of people that can be in the Centre at any one time, allowing for 2 metres of personal space. Our footfall cameras will enable us to monitor this number and if necessary, we will close entrances until the number of people in the Centre has decreased.

This may mean that you occasionally have to wait outside the Centre. We ask for your patience when this happens. We don’t want to put the health of our customers, retailers or staff at risk. As soon as the number of people in the Centre decreases, you will be allowed to enter.

Will St Johns have a one-way system?

No. We haven’t put a one-way system in place as we want to make sure your shopping trip is as simple as possible. There are many social distancing reminders around the Centre as well as floor markings highlighting where you can queue for your favourite stores. We want you to shop safe and enjoy your visit to the Centre.

Is the car park open?

Yes. The car is open.

Are St Johns’ toilets open?

Yes. The toilets are now open.

What measures are you taking to protect elderly and vulnerable shoppers?

St Johns is open for all. But we want to make sure that elderly and vulnerable shoppers are able to enjoy a safe and enjoyable shopping experience. We have installed signage that asks shoppers to take care and respect elderly and vulnerable shoppers. We will also have regular public announcements over our tannoy system reminding shoppers to take care and respect elderly and vulnerable shoppers.

We’ve taken other measures to ensure that St Johns is as inclusive as possible. We have installed free hand sanitisers at wheelchair-user friendly height. We’ve also updated our digital assistant Able AI with all of the latest accessibility information to ensure that vulnerable shoppers can access the information they need to have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable shopping experience.

Further updates

To stay up to date with the latest news, information and announcements from St Johns, please follow our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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St Johns – a stand out performer once again

20/01/20

Great news! New figures released show that we were one of the UK’s stand-out performers in 2019, despite a dramatic fall in shopper numbers nationally for traditional shopping centres.

Across the UK, we have seen decreasing footfall dips due to consumers opting for the convenience of online shopping or retail parks. However, 2019 was our most successful year yet as we welcomed 13 million shoppers through our doors, generating an additional £10m in sales while we celebrated our 50th birthday.

While multiple UK high streets and shopping centres are struggling and facing uncertain futures, we have bucked national trends thanks to our prime city-centre location, innovative marketing strategy and great shopping experience.

Last year was our best ever year, and we aim to continue to strive and stand out from other shopping centres and retail destinations from our outstanding attention-to-detail. We’re confident that we can make 2020 an even more successful year as we continue to develop our retail environment which combines the best independent stores from across Liverpool and national retail brands.

We’d like to thank our senior management team for all their continued dedication, and our new (and returning) customers who make us a great success!

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Welcome, The Whitechapel Centre!

03/01/20

We would like to welcome The Whitechapel Centre as our new charity partner.

The Whitechapel Centre is one of the leading homelessness and housing charities in Liverpool. Their mission is to prevent and resolve homelessness, social exclusion and housing poverty by providing practical, realistic, tailored support so that each person can find a route out of homelessness, maintain a home and achieve their individual potential. Their services include Street Outreach, supported accommodation for both single people and families, harm reduction, learning and enablement activities, housing and welfare advice, peer mentoring, and a private rented bond scheme. All of their projects reflect the diverse routes into and through homelessness.

The partnership will last six months, running for the beginning of January, until the end of June. The Whitechapel Centre will have access to the centre, allowing them to hold events, raise awareness and fundraise throughout the period.

Neil Ashcroft, Centre Manager explains “We’re happy to announce The Whitechapel Centre as our chosen charity for the next six months. As a community shopping centre, it is important that we reach out to everyone that we can, we’re thrilled to fundraise and assist such a valuable charity.”

Please keep up-to-date with the latest events on our social media pages!

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Christmas Quiet Hour at The Entertainer

10/12/19

The Entertainer is introducing a Christmas quiet hour to create a safe environment for autistic people and to enable a calmer shopping experience in-store.

Every morning for the first hour, the store will be turning off the music, loud demos and (where possible) dimming the lights.

What a brilliant idea!👏

All updates

First UK urban zipline gets the green light – and it’s at St Johns!!!

30/06/20
After months of speculation, ZIP WORLD, the North Wales adventure business, is excited to...

Congratulations on a big win for Liverpool!

25/06/20
It’s finally happened! After thirty years, Liverpool FC have won the league! Everyone at...

Unique ‘living green wall’ installed at St Johns

13/06/20
Liverpool has just become cleaner and greener thanks to the installation of a ‘living...

Keep Snug & Stylish This Winter With St Johns

31/10/19
Every year we set ourselves an exhausting task – finding the perfect winter coat....

St Johns is Electric!

14/08/19
Did you know, we have 5 electric vehicle charging bays on Level 2A. These...

Summer Kids Club at The Ping Pong Parlour

14/08/19
Visit The Ping Pong Parlour on Upper-Level Mall to learn new skills, have some...
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First UK urban zipline gets the green light – and it’s at St Johns!!!

30/06/20

After months of speculation, ZIP WORLD, the North Wales adventure business, is excited to announce they will be expanding over the border with their first site outside of Wales. Today, planning has been approved for ZIP WORLD LIVERPOOL, becoming the first permanent urban zip line in the UK and Europe.

Documents were originally submitted to Liverpool City Council Planning Department in December 2019, after 2 years of development. Plans will see customers zipping from the top of the iconic St Johns Beacon, part of the St Johns Shopping Centre, and landing at the top of the historic Liverpool Central Library. Scheduled opening for the attraction will be in summer 2021.

The global adventure tourism market was valued at $586.3bn in 2018, showing the potential this project has to add huge economic value to the city and a much needed boost following the effects of COVID-19. This is an exciting and ambitious project for the adventure company, who are investing £5m-£6m in the attraction and creating new local full time and part time employment opportunities for Liverpool.

The ZIP WORLD LIVERPOOL design will see two riders dispatched at a time in a sit-down style harness, travelling across the cityscape and it’s a record breaker contender with this adventure set to be the fastest sit down zip line in the world!

ZIP WORLD’S innovative brand and exhilarating adventures has transformed the North Wales economy by contributing £251 million in only the first five years of operation. The significant benefits to the region have seen local job creation, increased visitor numbers and increased secondary spend from both UK and international tourists.

This planning approval further reinforces the strong ties the city has to North Wales. Migrants from North Wales would travel to the city looking for work, and in 1815 the city had its own Welsh town. Areas such as Vauxhall, Anfield, Everton, Dingle, and Wavertree were noted for their high migrant populations, and Welsh was the dominant language in these neighbourhoods.

This close affinity is why ZIP WORLD wants to assure the City of Liverpool that they recognise the sensitivity of the heritage assets associated with the plans and they have worked hard to ensure the proposal to Liverpool City Council does not compromise the setting.

Sean Taylor, Founder and President of Zip World comments, “as a former Royal Marine, any memorial to our armed forces is of great significance. We also have a number of Liverpool FC supporters in the team and understand the sensitivity needed around the Hillsborough memorial. In fact, we will not operate on any significant memorial days and are in touch with the relevant parties to ensure we know of all services held in and around the gardens.”

“We have worked tirelessly with our planning team over the last 18-24 months to get the Zip World Liverpool project to this point. We would be honoured to be a part of this incredible city with its history and culture. There is no city like it.”

The support from the Central Library and St Johns Shopping Centre has been incredibly welcome:

Neil Ashcroft, Centre Manager, St Johns Shopping Centre “We are delighted about the positive planning decision taken today. Just this month we launched our brand new strategy for St Johns Shopping Centre, incorporating the four elements of Shop, Eat, Play, Discover.”

“We recognise that over the coming years the centre, and the city, need to innovate and offer new experiences to shoppers and tourists alike. The new Zip World attraction will create interest, bring in new visitors and add a certain wow factor to the area – just what we need right now.”

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Congratulations on a big win for Liverpool!

25/06/20

It’s finally happened! After thirty years, Liverpool FC have won the league!

Everyone at St Johns, from centre staff to retailers would like to congratulate Liverpool FC on their historic win and for bringing the Premier League trophy to the city.

Neil Ashcroft, St Johns’ Centre Manager, has commented on the win:

“Securing the Premier League title isn’t just a win for Liverpool FC, but a win for the entire city of Liverpool. Liverpool has a historic record of sporting success, not just in football, and today’s win places the spotlight firmly on what our city can achieve. I, along with my St Johns colleagues and stores, would like to congratulate the Liverpool team for their magnificent achievement.”

“As a community shopping centre, St Johns has been serving the people of Liverpool since 1969, during which time Liverpool achieved multiple successes. Today, St Johns is home to the Liverpool FC Retail store, so if you want to celebrate the return of Liverpool FC’s success in style, pop down to St Johns.”

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Unique ‘living green wall’ installed at St Johns

13/06/20

Liverpool has just become cleaner and greener thanks to the installation of a ‘living green wall’ on the exterior of St Johns Shopping Centre.

Spanning 65 metres in length, the living green wall is one of the longest in the UK and has been installed as part of a project which seeks to increase green space in urban areas, improve air quality and support health and wellbeing.

The project is being led by The Mersey Forest and is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 project Urban GreenUP. The installation, filled with over 14,000 evergreen plants, encourages bees and other pollinators, whilst making the city centre greener and more environmentally sustainable.

The innovative installation is visible from pedestrianised areas around it and from Queens Square Bus Station. St Johns is one of a handful of shopping centres in the UK to bring such benefits to the local community through their green space initiative. The living green wall is the latest in a series of green projects that St Johns has undertaken. Over the Summer the centre is planning to install beehives on its roof to create ‘bee-lanes’ which will provide a shelter for bees and other pollinators in the city centre.

The Urban GreenUP project has been awarded nearly £3.5m of European funding to tackle environmental issues through nature-based solutions, with St Johns being one of many projects in the city centre.

Commenting on the installation of the living wall, Neil Ashcroft, Centre Manager at St Johns, said:

“We are thrilled to launch our green wall today. Through months of hard work, and with the challenge of safely undertaking work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered an important initiative that not only enhances the shopper experience, but also benefits the local community. Green spaces in many city centres are few and far between and we understand as a community shopping centre our role is to help improve the built environment and to bring wider benefits to the community by improving air quality, biodiversity and health and wellbeing across the city.”

Clare Olver from the Mersey Forest Trust welcomed the addition to the city:

“The living green wall will be good for attracting pollinators – so increasing biodiversity, as well as adapting to climate change and for business. There are 17 species of plants in the living green wall which Biotecture has designed in co-ordination with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We are looking forward to seeing how this, together with the new roof garden at Royal Court Theatre, can provide benefit both for wildlife and people right in the heart of our city.”

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said:

“I’m delighted to see the progress with this installation which is one element in a series of different interventions and projects across Liverpool to help discover how cities can best ‘green’ themselves.”
“As well as this living green wall in the city centre, we are working to reveal natural water features in Otterspool Park to improve bio-diversity there, placing living floating islands on Sefton Park lake to provide natural cleansing of the water, and planting trees with sustainable drainage on the Strand, amongst many other experimental projects.”

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, said:

“The living green wall at St Johns Shopping Centre is great news for the city. This installation makes our city centre greener and more environmentally sustainable. It is important for us to improve the experience for everyone using our city centre and we’ll look forward to welcoming all to see it in the weeks ahead.”

The five-year Urban GreenUP project is working with local stakeholders including Liverpool City Council, Mersey Forest with the support of Community Forest Trust, Liverpool BID Company, and the University of Liverpool, as well as organisations in Valladolid (Spain) and Izmir (Turkey) and five other cities across the world.

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Keep Snug & Stylish This Winter With St Johns

31/10/19

Every year we set ourselves an exhausting task – finding the perfect winter coat. With an endless list of checkboxes, it’s got to be stylish, practical, warm and versatile enough to work with your entire wardrobe!

With so much choice, we’ve made a collection of the latest fashion trends this season to help you know what to look for when wrapping up. Simply choose from our collection of winter coats that best suits your signature look!

Take a look at our top picks for all the family below and if anything catches your eye, make sure you pop us a visit!👀

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St Johns is Electric!

14/08/19

Did you know, we have 5 electric vehicle charging bays on Level 2A. These are free of charge with type 2 fast charger and 7.2kW 3 pin plug outlet.

Park with us today!🚙

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Summer Kids Club at The Ping Pong Parlour

14/08/19

Visit The Ping Pong Parlour on Upper-Level Mall to learn new skills, have some fun and meet new friends!

Ages: The Summer Kids Club is available for ages 8-12

When: Tuesday 20th August, Tuesday 27th August, 11am till 12noon

How to book: For more information, or to book a place, please contact Sylvia

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