Centre Refurb Proposed for 2019
A £2 million mall refurbishment at Xscape is proposed for 2019 - the announcement comes as we turn 15 years old this month.
Xscape Yorkshire opened its doors in October 2003 on the former colliery site. Since opening we've welcomed a whopping 53.3 million people through our front doors, who come to ski on real snow, trampoline, climb, fly, play golf, watch movies, dine, and more!
Collectively Xscape and it's Brand Partners has over 700 staff on site, delivering your favourite activities, restaurants and outdoor sporting brands. We were delighted to welcome four new activities to our line-up this summer; the UK’s highest and Yorkshire’s first sky coaster, urban climbing, VR lounge and escape room experience, further benefiting our local economy and creating new job opportunities.
The mall refurb will see redecoration throughout the centre; new flooring, ceilings, lighting, lift cladding and a brand new sign on the centre’s huge frontage which has become an iconic fixture for the millions of commuters driving up and down the M62.
Jason Warren, Xscape Yorkshire’s General Manager, said: “We’re proud of where we are today and to be able to offer our customers a place to escape from everyday life to a day of pure fun. In a world where memory-making and experience is front of mind, we’re the perfect spot for customers to do just that.
“The Xscape offer continues to diversify to the benefit of the Yorkshire tourism economy, the local area and the people who both work and visit here. The proposed mall refurbishment will help to further enhance our customers’ experience and we cannot wait to get started on this next phase.”
Julie Garsden, Landsec Senior Portfolio Manager, said: “When we took over the scheme we saw its potential and since then we’ve seen Xscape Yorkshire grow and flourish even further. New lettings, improved visitor experience and a new brand have put the site in great shape.
The mall refurbishment works will continue that momentum and cement Xscape Yorkshire’s place as a major destination in England for visitors whether they want to take on fun activities or enjoy a family-friendly day out.”