intu, the owner, developer and manager of prime regional shopping centres in the UK, has signed two major names to its brand new 42,000sq ft leisure space at intu Derby which is due to open early 2017.
Situated on the third level of the centre, the leisure area will be home to Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s leading ten-pin bowling business, and Paradise Island Adventure Golf, the leading provider of indoor adventure golf attractions, as intu Derby builds on the success of recent lettings to offer visitors the right balance of retail, dining and leisure in order to attract more guests from further afield and for longer.
Martin Breeden, development director at intu, said “This is a really ingenious project where we’re converting a deck of the multi storey car park into further leisure anchors. We’ve already got Showcase Cinema de Lux one of the best cinemas in the country, and this will provide further knock on trade to our retail and catering where Mac, Smiggle, Office, Joe’s Kitchen, Byron Burger, Chimichanga, Zizzi, Yo! Sushi and Barburrito have all arrived over the last 12 months.”
Hollywood Bowl will bring its latest generation of family entertainment centres to intu Derby with 18 fully computerised lanes, including 4 exclusive VIP lanes. Set over 23,000sq ft it will also feature an American diner, a stylish bar and fun packed amusements and pool areas. The décor will be a celebration of Americana including a full-size vintage Ford Mustang.
Paradise Island Adventure Golf will be taking just under 14,000sq ft. of space and will provide an exciting mini-golf challenge set amidst a tropical island paradise with two bespoke 18-hole golf courses. The courses will be full of twists and turns, designed to send the ball on a rollercoaster ride, whilst allowing players the chance to test their skills through a maze of obstacles and uneven terrain.
Steve Burns, CEO of The Original Bowling Company, said “We are very excited to be bringing a new, state of the art entertainment venue to intu Derby. The new Hollywood Bowl will provide high quality, fun-filled leisure experiences to customers of all ages in our bowling, diner, bar and amusement areas.
Joshua Dantzic, director at Paradise Island Adventure Golf, said: “Adventure golf is fast becoming one of the most popular attractions on the UK leisure scene and this is our third location in an intu development. intu offers some of the most exciting leisure opportunities in the UK and we hope to continue to build our relationship further in other intu destinations.”