intu Lakeside welcomes new food hall business into £72m expansion
Shopping centre owner, manager and developer, intu has signed up the first of a new concept from food hall business Market Halls for intu Lakeside’s £72m leisure extension.
Market Halls opened two major central London sites in Fulham and Victoria in 2018, and its first out-of-town concept, The Hall, will launch as part of a 175,000 sq ft leisure development at intu Lakeside this spring.
The Hall will bring together dynamic and independent food traders from across the south east and use the big-city energy, theatre and excitement of street-food to create a compelling dining experience for intu Lakeside’s 20 million annual footfall.
The Hall at intu Lakeside will take 14,500 sq ft and the site will include seven kitchens, a coffee shop, pop-up areas for food trucks, two bars and seating for 680 people.
Rebecca Ryman, regional managing director at intu, said: “The Hall at intu Lakeside is a great fit for the centre’s quality new leisure offer and we know it will flourish here.
“intu Lakeside is already one of the country’s most popular shopping centres and we’re working with operators that share our ambition for innovation in leisure in order to create the best possible customer experience.
“The calibre of all the brands we’re attracting to the centre’s leisure development is testament to the potential of this new space when it launches later this year.”
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