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Hollywood Bowl heads for intu Lakeside’s leisure extension

23 Jan Hollywood Bowl heads for intu Lakeside’s leisure extension

Shopping centre owner intu has signed up Hollywood Bowl as another anchor for its 225,000 sq ft extension at intu Lakeside.

The UK’s leading tenpin bowling business will open one of its biggest centres at intu Lakeside’s new leisure development which will also be anchored by Nickelodeon’s first UK shopping centre attraction when it launches next year.

The 34,000 sq ft flagship venue represents Hollywood Bowl’s latest generation of family entertainment centres with 24 fully computerised ten-pin bowling lanes, including a number of exclusive VIP lanes. It will also feature an American diner, a stylish bar and fun packed amusements and pool areas. The décor of the bowl will be a celebration of Americana, including a full-size vintage Ford Mustang.

Rebecca Ryman, regional director of intu, said: “Hollywood Bowl is the next key letting at intu Lakeside’s leisure development following our announcement that a Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment centre will launch at the extension. Half of the first phase of the scheme is now let and we’re looking forward to exchanging deals on the remaining outlets ahead of its opening.”

“We’ve described intu Lakeside’s leisure development as reimagining the UK retail and leisure experience and we’re excited to be bringing together some of the best-in-class family entertainment concepts to make this a reality. The scheme will deliver new and compelling experiences at what is already one of the country’s most successful shopping centres to bring people from further and for longer and help all our retailers to flourish.”

intu revealed plans for a Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment centre at intu Lakeside in May 2016 as the result of entering into arrangements with Spanish leisure park operator Parques Reunidos.

Laurence Keen, CFO of Hollywood Bowl Group, said “We are delighted to be bringing a new, state of the art entertainment venue to the fantastic location of intu Lakeside. Being one of the largest developments in our estate, it will provide high quality, fun-filled leisure experiences to customers of all ages in our spacious bowling, diner, bar and amusement areas.”