When it was built the Tesco outlet was a flagship branch the largest store in the UK - larger stores have since been built however. The centre comprises 32 shop units including branches of WHSmith, Next, Outfit, H&M, Boots as well as many branches of other national retailers.
The centre also houses a food court and health centre/library in the Rotunda. A 2,100 space car park is provided for the large numbers of visitors the centre receives, especially in the run-up to Christmas.
The centre is situated off the A15 road from the A1139, Fletton Parkway, that skirts the south of Peterborough and runs between the centre and the Orton district of the city to the North.
On 5 May 2011, the centre saw the opening of a new Mothercare store.
In November 2016, Serpentine Green commenced its first major redevelopment of the centre adding 2,300 m² (25,000 sq. ft.) of space including a new mezzanine floor and outdoor seating area. Work is expected to finish in Summer 2017.
The security department wears a smart uniform similar to the City of London Police.
The shopping centre is a joint venture between Tesco and British Land.
The building is constructed on disused brick workings, from which the bricks known as flettons were made. The land was reclaimed, commencing in the 1960s, by building bunds of discarded and borrow clay, and infilling with a pulverised fuel ash slurry.
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