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Leisure lettings boost St Stephens

Published:  05 July, 2016

British Land secures 31,500 sq ft of entertainment lettings at St Stephen’s, Hull

British Land has secured 31,500 sq ft of lettings to enhance the entertainment offer at St Stephen’s in Hull. Rock Up, an indoor climbing adventure centre, has taken 6,500 sq ft on a 20-year term for its second outlet with British Land following the success of its first unit at Whiteley. And Funstation, a family entertainment centre, has taken 10,000 sq ft plus mezzanine on a 15-year term for its seventh outlet and second at a retail location.

Both operators will be located within the former Gala Bingo unit which will also include a 3,500 sq ft Zizzi restaurant which has been let on a 25-year term. Work to reconfigure the unit has begun with Rock Up and Funstation opening in winter 2016.

Completing the line-up of entertainment brands to join the centre is trampoline operator Gravity which will open in the 15,000-sq ft former Monkey Biz unit, where it has signed a 15-year lease and will open in the summer. The unit was re-let within a month of British Land taking back the space from Monkey Biz.

Amanda Raven, asset manager for British Land, said: “These latest lettings bring an exciting new entertainment element to St Stephen’s, enabling us to enliven the centre and enhance the experience for our customers, whilst also growing dwell times. Welcoming new operators such as Rock Up, Funstation and Gravity to our centres is part of our approach to broaden the appeal of our assets and create Places People Prefer through our retail strategy.”

British Land was represented by Smith Young.