Works have begun at intu Lakeside’s 175,000 sq ft extension project after McLaren Construction were put in charge of its construction earlier last month. 

The £73 million leisure scheme will be home to the UK’s first Nickelodeon shopping centre attraction, as well as one of the largest Hollywood Bowl’s tenpin bowling venues.

A wide variety of other retail, catering and leisure brands will fill in the rest of the extension - strengthening intu Lakeside’s position as one of the most popular shopping centre destinations in the UK.

Intu Lakeside’s Regional MD, Rebecca Ryman, said: “We’re investing millions at intu Lakeside to ensure that it can deliver one of the biggest and best shopping and leisure experiences in the country and it’s exciting to see our plans take shape with the appointment of McLaren Construction to build the first phase of the centre’s extension.

“It is going to provide a fantastic new space for leisure brands to flourish at intu Lakeside and create even more compelling reasons for families to enjoy a day out experience with us.”

McLaren Construction’s MD, David Murphy, said: “McLaren are pleased to be working collaboratively with intu on this exciting landmark project. The new brands will add an extra dimension to the shopping experience, creating a destination for families, shoppers and diners with attractions and events for day and evening visitors.”

If everything goes according to plan, intu Lakeside hopes to open its extension by 2018.

Source: Commercial News Media

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