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Marble Arch Mound

Marble Arch Mound costs concealed from council members


An internal review into the failings of the Marble Arch Mound has found that the project’s mangers hid the rising costs of the scheme from Westminster City Council members.

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​Drive-thrus, gyms and cinemas lead recovery in leisure sector


Investment volumes are expected to recover as post-lockdown demand bounces back following brutal 2020.

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Goldman Sachs to buy The Belfry for expected £140m


Goldman Sachs has become the preferred bidder to buy The Belfry, the world-famous Warwickshire hotel and golf course, for an expected price of around £140m.

Backyard Cinema creates immersive screenings

Backyard Cinema appoints Harper Dennis Hobbs in expansion drive


Backyard Cinema has appointed Harper Dennis Hobbs to help fuel its UK expansion.


Aviva enters long-term partnership with Netflix at Surrey studios


Aviva Investors has entered a long-term agreement with streaming giant Netflix to operate and expand its film and production facility at the Longcross Studios complex in Surrey.


Hollywood Bowl signs Birmingham NEC deal


The UK’s largest ten pin bowling operator has signed a 15-year lease for 26,000 sq ft at the NEC in Birmingham.

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St George signs first leisure businesses at Ealing Filmworks


The lettings are to gym network 1Rebel, the New-York inspired fried buttermilk chicken shop Butchies, and Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya, which will all open in the development’s leisure quarter later this year.

Leisure features & opinions

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