Bluewater shopping centre in Kent has revealed plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of The Wintergarden, its fast-food and family dining village. The redevelopment will increase The Wintergarden's covers by 50% to a total of over 1,000. In addition to seven branded concessions, two freestanding pods are being created, along with a new 3,900 sq ft restaurant. Different seating areas appealing to different types of guest will be introduced, along with high quality materials and finishes. The plans for The Wintergarden are the next stage of Bluewater's evolution, following the opening of The Plaza and Glow in November last year. Food and drink sales at Bluewater increased by 24.1% in December 2011 compared to 2010. Russell Loveland, senior asset manager at the scheme’s landlord Lend Lease, said: "For 10 million guests every year, The Wintergarden is Bluewater's front door, and it is now time to upgrade and enhance the offer, the environment and the experience. We have listened to what guests want and are creating something that not only meets their needs, in particular those of families, but introduces some new elements. "Together with the opening of The Plaza last November with its unique entertainment dining offer, and our previous work to introduce new brands to The Village, Bluewater is once again creating a new frame of reference." The Plaza is home to such brands as Wahaca, Brown's, Jamie's Italian, Balans, Wagamama and Tapas Revolution.