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Cinema and leisure operator confirmed for landmark development in Redhill

The Light will open a new cinema, bowling and entertainment venue for Easter 2023 as the main tenant within the council’s new landmark development in Redhill town centre, now called The Rise.

The Light has committed to a long lease to bring a six -screen premium cinema, offering a wide choice of films and events, a nine-lane boutique bowling and retro arcade, a diner and bar and a range of other new leisure activities.

GCW has secured The Light on behalf of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council as the anchor tenant with 35,000 sq ft of entertainment space in its flagship new development currently being built between the High Street and Marketfield Way. It has also agreed a deal for a circa 3,500 sq ft Tesco Express convenience store.

The two deals mean that half of the commercial floor space is now let. GCW is in discussions with a number of other potential tenants on behalf of the council for the remaining seven units.

The Rise will feature a range of places to eat and drink centred around an attractive new pedestrian route, whilst leisure and workspace uses are planned for the first floor. The scheme also includes 150 apartments which the council has sold to the private housing provider and boutique apartment rental brand Kooky.

James Morris, CEO, The Light Cinemas said: “We are delighted to be able to bring a whole new entertainment and leisure experience to the people of Redhill and excited to be part of the town’s transformation.

We are hugely grateful to the council for their support and look forward to working with them to help realise our ambition to make this the best leisure facility in Surrey.”