Uncertain future as Lincoln Superbowl goes up for let or sale

Lincoln’s city centre bowling alley, Superbowl, is now available on the market for sale or let.

The marketing of the 24,500 sq ft building near Valentine Retail Park off Tritton Road is being managed by Chartered Surveyors Banks Long & Co.

The current operators of the unit want the premises either to be sold or let, but it is unconfirmed what will happen to the Superbowl business if either is agreed.

Tom Strawson from Banks Long & Co said: “We are delighted to secure instructions to market one of the leading leisure opportunities within Lincoln and we will be working closely with our joint agents, Christie & Co, to try and obtain a favourable result going forward for our client.

“The building sits upon a two-and-a-half acres site and, being located immediately adjacent to Lincoln’s premier retail warehousing destination, the Valentine Retail Park — which is anchored by Asda Living, TK Maxx and Next — offers a substantial leisure operator a prime opportunity to take space in Lincoln.

“We have been instructed to either sell or let the property and hopefully look forward to making some exciting announcements in due course.”

The building originally accommodated Lincoln Odeon, before the cinema moved to its Brayford Pool site, then became the current Superbowl.

The property is also currently held on a 125-year long lease, granted on May 3, 1995. The ground rent payable under the lease is a peppercorn and the freehold interest is owned by the City of Lincoln Council.

Banks Long & Co also believes that demand for Tritton Road retail and leisure premises is currently high.

Last month, national retailers Oak Furniture Land and HomeSense both opened stores on Tritton Road.