Quicksilver AGC in Southampton has been granted permission to expand into a neighbouring retail unit currently left unused.
The 24/7 gaming centre had plans approved by Southampton City Council after no other offers were forthcoming for the space that has sat empty since December 2016.
In the planning application Quicksilver stated:“The proposed development will bring back into use a unit which has been vacant and complement the range of uses found within the town centre.”
It added:“It is noted that other commercial units on this part of the High Street utilise a mix of materials but the majority reflect their corporate brand.
“Luxury Leisure’s preference is to do the same given the significant investment they are making in bringing back this vacant unit into use. However, we can confirm that no roller shutters are proposed.”
Once completed the project will combine the two retail units providing a much needed boost to the local street scene. In addition to this it is believed that the growing of premises will lead to the creation of four additional roles, as well as bringing in more money for local council coffers.
The news comes after latest retail figures from Deloitte’s head of retail, who insists that the high street is successfully reinventing itself.