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intu Lakeside, Essex

The UK's first retail and leisure resort

Anchored by some of the biggest and best brands, intu Lakeside draws from an affluent catchment of 11m.

The new £72m leisure development increases the size of the centre to 1.6m sq ft and is set to increase footfall by more than two million a year, transforming the centre into a major south east tourist destination.




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intu Lakeside has been transformed

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Our retailers

Anchored by Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer and Primark, the centre is south east England’s favourite shopping destination

Evolving story

intu Lakeside never stands still – we're continually investing to ensure the centre continues to evolve for tomorrow's customer

Since it opened in 1990 intu Lakeside has benefitted from many upgrade projects, the most recent being the opening of a £72 million leisure development in summer 2019 to attract yet more customers.

Two former car parks were transformed into the new area which overlooks intu Lakeside’s 22-acre lake as well as a new 7,000 sq ft public realm space featuring landscaped areas and integrated lighting, sound and water-powered technology to further engage visitors.

The brand line-up includes Nickelodeon’s first UK family entertainment centre, Puttshack’s second site, one of Hollywood Bowl’s biggest venues, trampoline park brand Flipout and a range of restaurants including new brands Chiktopia and Casco Lounge.

We've also unveiled exciting plans to create a new community on the doorstep of intu Lakeside.

Located at the south end of the centre, this new development will bring a mix of over 1,000 modern homes to rent, catering for individuals, couples and families alike, creating high quality, community living in the heart of Essex and just 30 minutes from Fenchurch Street.

Early designs for the development also include public and private open spaces, dedicated lifestyle facilities, lakeside views, and a range of attractive landscaping and design features integrated with the existing centre, ensuring residents can benefit from everything that intu Lakeside has to offer.

Our long-term vision is to create a vibrant new community right on the doorstep of one of the UK’s best retail and leisure destinations.

Martin Breeden
Development director, intu

Helping your business flourish

What we do

At intu we're in the business of helping retailers and brands flourish, whether that's through leasing space in our prime retail and leisure destinations, commercialisation activations or online through our multichannel platform intu.co.uk

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intu Lakeside

Leasing information

For more information, contact

Retail and F&B agent Nick Hartwell

Job title Lunson Mitchenall


Phone 0207 478 4950

Retail & F&B Agent - Justin Taylor

Job title Retail & F&B Agent - Justin Taylor


Phone 0207 101 3151


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Book a room at the Travelodge hotel

The 74-room Travelodge hotel has been built overlooking the iconic lake at intu Lakeside. The hotel adds to the wide ranging facilities at the popular retail and leisure destination.