Press Release / 20 January 2017

intu signs flagship Hollywood Bowl for intu Lakeside’s leisure extension

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.

Two more leisure operators and 11 food and drink outlets will also open in 2018 as part of the 175,000 sq ft first phase of intu Lakeside’s leisure extension.

An image showing what intu Lakeside's leisure extension will look like when work is complete
The scheme will deliver new and compelling experiences at what is already what is already one of the best shoping centres in the UK to bring people from further and for longer and help all our retailers to flourish.

Rebecca Ryman
Regional director at intu

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 best shoping centres in the UK to bring people from further and for longer and help all our retailers to flourish.”

We are delighted to be bringing a new, state of the art entertainment venue to the fantastic location of intu Lakeside.

Laurence Keen
CFO of Hollywood Bowl Group

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.”

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.

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