Wagamama to join supercasino at Xscape as Milton Keynes leisure venue booms

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Two new restaurants, inlcuding Wagamama, are joining a new super casino at a Milton Keynes leisure venue.

Lettings specialist Shelley Sandzer has secured the two new restaurants for its client X-Leisure.

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New restaurant space has been created through a reconfiguration of ground and first floor, which now includes a 35,000 sq-ft super casino operated by Aspers Casinos and a first floor 22,000 sq-ft 18 lane bowling centre trading as Hollywood Bowl.

Wagamama, the Japanese restaurant and noodle bar, has taken 3,700 sq-ft, the annual rent is £136,900 per annum.

Coal Grill and Bar has also taken a unit alongside Wagamama of 3,530 sq-ft at a rent of £141,200 per annum.

The casino will trade as The Casino MK, which is a first for the region and due to open on September 5.

Henry Wilson from Shelley Sandzer said: “We had a great deal of interest from varied leisure occupiers keen to acquire space at Xscape. Wagamama is a really strong brand and Coal Bar and Grill is rapidly gaining a good reputation and fan base, so we expect both to trade well.”

Andrew Russell, head of asset management from X-Leisure said: “We are delighted with these new lettings, they demonstrate the strength in casual dining sector and underlines the appetite for new lettings in the leisure sector as a whole as identified in X-Leisure’s ‘Making A Case For Leisure’ published in 2010.”

Xscape MK was launched in November 2000 and has attracted close to 50 million visitors, making it one of the leading UK leisure destinations.