Hollywood Bowl Sign Up to Exciting Animate Leisure Complex

As town and city centres adapt to the changing retail climate it’s exciting to see that space for leisure concepts continues to increase.

Animate in Preston is an exciting high-quality leisure destination, being developed as part of the Harris Quarter Investment Programme which seeks to regenerate Preston City Centre. Located where the indoor market used to be. It is hoped that the complex will open in Spring 2024.

Hollywood Bowl in Preston

We are delighted to hear that leading bowling operator Hollywood Bowl have signed as the first tenants for the new Animate complex. The plan is to showcase 16 lanes of computerised lanes, an arcade area and the familiar Hollywood Bowl diner and bar.

Laurence Keen, chief financial officer of Hollywood Bowl, said: “We are pleased to have secured another prime high footfall destination to enable us to continue to execute on our new centre opening strategy. We’re delighted to be bringing the Hollywood Bowl brand to Preston and to be a part of the exciting development of the Animate leisure complex.”

Hollywood Bowl bowling lanes
Hollywood Bowl bowling lanes

Animate Leisure Complex

In addition to a funky new Hollywood Bowl the current plans also include:

  • 8 screen cinema, with bar and restaurant
  • Competitive socialising unit
  • 5 family restaurants
  • A street food hub
  • 164 spaces of undercroft car park

We’re looking forward to finding out who will be occupying the competitive socialising space!?!?

Andrew Dewhurst, director of Maple Grove Developments, which is behind the scheme, said: “We’re delighted to have secured Hollywood Bowl as the first named operator for Animate, contributing massively to Preston’s goal of creating a thriving, sustainable city centre with an outstanding leisure and entertainment offer. We recently submitted a new planning application for the Animate scheme with Preston City Council and expect to be able to announce further lettings over the winter months.”

The development should generate £7 million in additional economic activity every year as well as create around 140 full time jobs.

Exciting times!

Where: Earl Street/Tenterfield Street, Preston, PR1 2LA
Find out more: www.investprestoncity.com

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