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Sceptre Awards 2022

The Water Gardens received a highly commended award for Community Initiative of the Year (The South) for our Summer of Sports Campaign held in the gardens through the summer school holidays last year.

The SCEPTRE Awards recognise the best practice and the best people in the shopping centre industry. It’s one of the highest accolades in the shopping centre industry, putting a spotlight on management teams, retailers and suppliers that demonstrate excellence.

The Water Garden’s “Summer Of Sport” launched in June 2021 and ran throughout the Summer, allowing over 4,000 children a chance to enjoy and participate in SPORT, while linking them directly to local sporting clubs.

Free sporting events were timetabled in our Shopping Centre’s landscaped gardens that matched the professional sporting calendar. We partnered with relevant local clubs to host and run the activities. Children were placed into sessions, controlling numbers and ensuring children received the right level of coaching and support.

Here at The Water Gardens, we are proud to be 1 of the 8 finalists in a category with hundreds of entries. We’d like to say a huge thank you to The Water Gardens team for facilitating the event, and to our marketing agency, Velocity Worldwide, for organising and running it!