Major names join new leisure space at intu Derby

Two major names have joined the new 42,000 sq ft leisure space at intu Derby.

Situated on the third level of the centre, the leisure area – set to open in early 2017 – will be home to Hollywood Bowl and Paradise Island Adventure Golf. Both operators have signed 25 year leases.

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”.

Alan Pearson, director at FHP, who act as intu’s leasing agents, said: “I am delighted to have secured both Hollywood Bowl and Paradise Island Golf for intu Derby. We have actively sought to improve the leisure offering in the Intu centre’s purchase. The pre-letting of the 42,000 sq ft leisure extension demonstrates the demand for the scheme, further enhancing intu Derby’s reputation as the retail and leisure destination for Derbyshire”.

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, added: “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”.

FHP and Central Retail are joint agents for intu Derby.

Wareing & Co represented Paradise Adventure Golf while Montague Evans acted on behalf of Hollywood Bowl.