Cinema, bowling and leisure

Plans for a 130,000 sq ft retail and leisure park are coming to life as two exciting independent leisure operators have signed up to the scheme in Bishop Auckland, South Durham.

Superbowl UK will operate 14 state-of-the-art Ten-Pin Bowling Lanes, Crazy Club Soft Play Centre, Ninja Assault Course, SEGA Prize Zone Amusement Arcade along with a stylish food diner, and a boutique lounge bar.

Superbowl UK Company Director Kate Quaintance-Blackford said:

“Superbowl UK Bishop Auckland presents us with an exciting opportunity to bring our distinctive brand of family entertainment to County Durham, where we believe it will prove extremely popular.”

“The location of the site has been transformed over the past few years to become a major retail and leisure hub and we can’t wait to showcase our offerings.”

REEL Cinemas will operate a seven-screen cinema alongside, bringing the very latest digital technology to Bishop Auckland in a bid to offer an unbeatable customer experience.

Kailash Suri, Managing Director of The REEL Cinema Group said he was delighted to be a part of the new leisure and retail development.

“It’s a really exciting time for the REEL Cinema Group and for the people of Bishop Auckland. This will be a family venue with something for all ages to enjoy and we look forward to showcasing our experience.

We pride ourselves on our value for money, very good customer service and complete comfort.”

The building work on the scheme is due to start in October 2019, with both the cinema and bowling operators aiming to open during October 2020.

Letting agents WSB Property Consultants LLP based in Leeds, are also in negotiations with a number of additional leisure and retail operators to create an all-day experience for shoppers and leisure customers of the scheme.

Adam Mobley, partner at WSB, said:

“We are pleased to be able to announce that Superbowl UK and Reel Cinemas have committed to the scheme as the people of Bishop Auckland and the surrounding areas have been wanting a cinema and family entertainment venue for a number of years. Now we are working hard to secure a number of complimentary operators so that we can create a great experience for people of all ages.”

“We have a number of opportunities, such health & fitness, restaurants and retail available to support this scheme and the surrounding commercial businesses in the area including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, M&S Foodhall, Pets at Home, Boots, Next, TK Maxx and a host of other national names.”