Hundreds of new jobs will be created when an £18m entertainment complex in Hampshire is completed.

Work has begun on the second phase of Whiteley Shopping Centre, which will feature a nine-screen cinema and five restaurants.

Nando’s, Five Guys, Pizza Express, Coast to Coast and an unnamed eatery will take their place in the new complex, which will open next summer.

The restaurants and cinema are expected to provide more than 180 jobs, while 500 construction positions are being created during building work.