Phase two of Blackpool’s Houndshill Shopping Centre has been given the go-ahead as Blackpool council has signed deals with Wilkos, a 9-screen IMAX-ready mutimedia complex, and Coolsilk.
Blackpool Council announced today it had secured contracts including a 25 year lease for a nine-screen cinema complex with the largest IMAX screen in the North West.
The site on Tower Street car park will also be home to a new Wilko store, which has taken a 15-year lease on a new purpose-built 22,500-sq ft unit.
Council leader Council Lynn Williams said: “We have always made it very clear that our acquisition of the Houndshill was the first step in revitalising Blackpool town centre by introducing high-quality leisure attractions to complement the existing retail offer.
“If the town centre is to prosper, we have to provide new reasons to attract residents and visitors. The signing of these three contracts paves the way for us to take a major step along that road.”