Watermark WestQuay, a major public square and leisure development in Southampton, is now completed. ACME have been working with Hammerson on this project since 2010, when we won an invited competition to create a new masterplan for the site.

The now completed first phase contains a 10-screen multiplex cinema, bowling alley, 24 restaurants and cafés, and a new public plaza and esplanade. Watermark sits adjacent to the medieval town walls, the High Street and WestQuay Shopping Centre, drawing people back to the historic waterfront. A soaring cantilevered cinema volume wrapped in a skin of curving steel tubes projects out over the new square, forming a gateway and visual signifier for guests arriving and departing from the adjacent Cruise Terminal.