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£50m facelift to create new leisure offer in Black Country

Asset manager of Black Country retail hub outlines plans to make shopping centre fit for a post-covid landscape by increasing the leisure and dining out options Merry Hill shopping centre is to undergo a major overhaul aimed at broadening the retail hub’s appeal in a post-covid landscape by increasing its leisure offer. Asset manager Ellandi has outlined a programme of renovation works worth £50 million as it aims to keep the centre relevant following a tumultuous time for the retail landscape as consumer habits changed and online shopping boomed during…

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Chester Northgate planning application June 2019

Virtual flythrough video-tour of Chester Northgate

New animation takes viewers inside the development’s CGI renderings, showcasing what it will be like to walk through the cultural and leisure destination once complete. See the Virtual Flythrough of the Northgate Phase one is still under construction at the £45m development being built by VINCI Construction UK for Cheshire West & Chester Council. The steel frame for the market and six-screen cinema building is now complete. The roof is nearing completion for the extension of the Hunter’s Walk building. VINCI has also completed the stair and lift concrete cores to…

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Players in Electric Gamebox, Southbank

Startup gains investment to bring gaming to shopping centres

Count Brookfield Asset Management among the investors in its new funding round Electric Gamebox thinks it can one-up real-world shopping. The London-based startup, which creates interactive gaming centers for malls, yesterday announced an $11 million Series A2 funding round. Count mall giant Brookfield Asset Management, via its Retail Revitalization program, among the investors. The funding will fuel Electric Gamebox’s expansion in the US and UK, including 100 new locations in the next two years and 1,000+ by 2026; it currently has four. Brookfield plans to level up malls with game rooms…

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