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New Rink in Widnes

Planet Ice has signed an agreement to operate the ice rink in the 10 million Venture Fields Leisure centre project in Widnes.

This flagship leisure scheme by Widnes Regeneration Ltd, the joint venture between St Modwen Properties PLC and Halton Borough Council, now has a confirmed line-up of an ice-rink (Planet Ice), 24 lane bowling alley (Tenpin Ltd), and five-screen cinema (Reel Cinemas), as well as restaurants including Frankie & Benny's, and associated retail.

Richard Bakes, development manager of St Modwen said "A major leisure attraction has been an ambition of Widnes for many years and to have attracted the range of occupiers to this scheme exceeds the expectations of even the optimistic. To underwrite the scheme St Modwen was willing to operate the rink itself as it did in Solihull, but our preference was always to find a specialist operator. We are therefore delighted that Venture Fields has attracted such a high profile operator who we feel is well suited to operate the rink in Widnes. In addition to ice skating, Planet Ice's rink will be a venue for Ice Hockey and such events as Boxing."

Mike Petrouis MD for Planet Ice, said "This is an exciting development for the group as it takes us even further North location wise and toward our goal of being a truly National company. Although it seems some time before we will be open for business, we are already working on our mix of useage and would encourage any interested party to contact us between November and the end of January 2009."

Created: 10th June 2008 3:48pm
Last Updated: 12th June 2008 11:39am
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