BHS leisure complex is the talk of the town

Olympian Louis Smith
NEW VISION: Hundreds of people have commented on the plans for the empty BHS store

After the Times broke the news that the unit vacated by the former retailer in 2016 will become an entertainment centre featuring go-karts, bowling, a cinema and a state-of-the-art arcade, hundreds of people took to social media to welcome the announcement.

The project by Elite Leisure Collection, which also runs One Media, publisher of the Times, is a £9million project.

The news, revealed on March 16, not only became the most read article on our website this year, which saw an uptick in online traffic of 72 per cent compared to the previous week, but also received more comments on our social channels than any other news over the last 12 months.


On Facebook alone around 100 comments were received when the news broke, and Twitter, Instagram and other platforms were full of discussion about the leisure complex plans, too.


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