Xscape Yorkshire set for multimillion-pound refurb

Xscape Yorkshire set for multimillion-pound refurb

The Xscape Yorkshire attraction is set to undergo a £2m refurbishment starting in 2019.

The centre opened its doors in October 2003 on the former colliery site and since opening 53.3 million people have come through its front doors.

The Landsec-owned venue now employs about 700 staff. It added four new activities to its offer this summer, including the UK's highest and Yorkshire's first sky coaster plus urban climbing, VR lounge and escape room experience.

The mall refurb will include a 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.

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."

Located in Glasshoughton, Castleford, Xscape Yorkshire opened in 2003 after a £56m investment.