Intu pins down leisure anchor

Published:  07 April, 2017

Hollywood Bowl signs up for pound intu Watford extension

Intu Properties has signed up Hollywood Bowl for its extension to intu Watford that is set to elevate the town to a top 20 UK retail destination. It is the latest brand to sign up to the extension which will expand intu’s retail and leisure offer in the town centre by 400,000 sq ft, placing Watford alongside Edinburgh and Bristol in CACI’s top 20 national retail destinations ranking when it opens next year.

Hollywood Bowl’s 23,626-sq ft tenpin bowling centre at intu Watford will be its third within intu’s portfolio of shopping centres across the UK, with one of its biggest sites due to open at the 225,000-sq ft leisure extension to intu Lakeside in 2018. It is also opening a new centre at intu Derby this month.

The intu Watford extension is now 66 per cent let ahead of its opening in 2018, with Debenhams, Cineworld and catering brands Thaikun, TGI Friday and Yo! Sushi among names already confirmed to be joining the centre’s expanding retail and leisure mix.

Rebecca Ryman, regional director at intu, said: “Our £180m investment in Watford is really paying off with Hollywood Bowl the latest exciting brand to select intu Watfordas the right location to attract affluent customers throughout the day and evening.”

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