Why should the Manchester city centre have all the fun, eh? Well, here to change things up south west of the city is a brand new independent bowling alley and entertainment venue from Lane 7, which has been confirmed as the first operator making its home at Bruntwood and Trafford Council’s Foundation building in the Stamford Quarter, Altrincham.
Coming soon to one of the best places to live in the UK, Lane7, the boutique bowling brand with 11 sites across the country, will be taking over the 12,640 square foot lower ground floor of Foundation with an eight lane bowling destination. Becoming one of Manchester’s go-to destinations for mate-date socials, Lane7 is more than just a bowling alley – with tons of activities to try out under just one roof.
The bowling alley will join a community of independent shops and brands in the Stamford Quarter, including locally grown boutiques like Skanda Clothing, vinyl, coffee and beer specialists Stutter and Twitch, and Altrincham-based jewellery studio Muse. Bringing all the fun with their unparalleled ten-pin bowling experience, guests at Lane 7 in Altrincham can enjoy ‘immersive’ games of bowling – with light triggers, party vibes when you hit a strike, and seriously cool industrial vibes.
The Manchester venue located at Great Northern Warehouse offers a fun karaoke experience (with private rooms to avoid embarrassment!), retro arcade games, and a shooting pod concept – where guests can ‘unleash fire’ in a private booth. Lane 7 Manchester is also home to pool and beer pong tables, as well as shuffleboard, ping pong, and darts – which are all available to hire by the hour – and we hope to find at the Altrincham location too.
The Foundation building is being built on the site of Rackhams, the former House of Fraser department store which closed down in August 2020. Expected to open this summer, the development will be bringing a blend of retail, leisure and workspace to the heart of the highstreet, with hospitality businesses spilling out onto Stamford Square with the aim of creating a thriving new neighbourhood for Altrincham.