A new concept from succeeding food hall business Market Halls signed for intu Lakeside’s £72 million leisure extension.
Market Halls opened two significant central London sites in Fulham and Victoria last year and its first out-of-town concept, The Hall, will launch as part of a 175,000 sq ft leisure extension at intu Lakeside this spring. The Hall will bring together effective and independent food traders from across the southeast 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.
Family entertainment center Nickelodeon Adventure and indoor mini golf experience Puttshack’s first spot outside of London are also launching at intu Lakeside’s extension to benefit on the shopping center’s transformation into a major retail and leisure attraction. Two more leisure operators, Hollywood Bowl, and Flipout, and a variety of new restaurants will open their doors there this year.
The Hall at intu Lakeside will take 14,500 sq ft and the site will accommodate seven kitchens, a coffee shop, pop-up areas for food trucks, two bars and places for 680 people. There will be an array of high quality, good-value dining choices, and relaxed seating solutions to suit families, big groups, couples and lone shoppers alike.
Andy Lewis-Pratt, a former estate developer and philanthropist, and Simon Anderson, an award-winning restaurateur, launched Market Halls in spring 2018, with the aim of redefining the British concept of food halls. Additional openings in London and across the country will be announced in 2019, including Market Hall West End which will become the largest food hall in the country when it opens this autumn.