Cinema audience, photo by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash

Leisure revamp for Skelmersdale shopping centre

Part of the Concourse Shopping Centre’s upper level could be transformed into a WonderWorld entertainment complex, after a cinema was developed on the ground floor last year. The final stages of fit-out and decoration are currently taking place at the two-screen Ultra Star Cinema, which will become the first picture house to operate in Skelmersdale since 1982. The Concourse is owned by the Skelmersdale Limited Partnership, a joint venture between London & Cambridge Properties and Threadneedle Investments. Moorgate Developments has now submitted plans to West Lancashire Council for a range…

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Rendering of The London Resort

Kent’s ‘answer to Disneyland’ plans new fundraising round

Directors behind a £2.5bn theme park dubbed “the UK’s answer to Disneyland” are hoping to tap up investors for fresh capital this year as costs for the blockbuster development continue to mount. The London Resort Company, which plans to build a 1,245-acre theme park in Kent, has engaged financial advisers to raise funds in 2021 from additional sources in “London capital markets and other financial centres”. The capital-raising effort comes after a rollercoaster ride for the site, which has faced a swathe of planning hurdles in recent years. Full-year accounts for…

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Nickelodeon Adventure at intu Lakeside

‘Adventure’ adds family fun to Essex shopping centre

The leisure development centre intu Lakeside in Essex recently opened a new children’s indoor adventure experience featuring themed play zones and a 4D cinema. The Nickelodeon Adventure Park is the first of its kind in the UK and covers an indoor area of over 50,000 square feet and has a capacity of 2,000. There are four themed play zones in total, all featuring main characters from the Nickelodeon cartoon portfolio. These include characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, PAW Patrol and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There is also a Nick…

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