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Bosses bowled over as expansion creates 32 Lisburn jobs

By Staff Reporter

A Co Antrim bowling alley is creating 32 new jobs as part of a £2.5m expansion.

Lisburn Bowl - which has been developed in the investment - will include an 18-lane alley, games area, along with food and drink. The new facility - located at Lisburn Leisure Park - opens its doors to the public this week.

Joe Tumelty of Lisburn Bowl said the new bowling alley was an "excellent complement to the leisure park's existing tenants".

"Lisburn Leisure Park is one of Northern Ireland's most popular leisure facilities and an 18-lane bowling alley will add another important dimension to the offering and attract even more visitors to the park," Mr Tumelty added.

The deal was completed with funding from Ulster Bank. "We have been working on the project for three years and would like to thank Ulster Bank for their support and Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council for their cooperation, particularly the corporate and leisure services departments and a number of councillors who helped the project," Mr Tumelty said.

And Ulster Bank's relationship director Gordon Davidson said the bank was pleased to support the investment.

"Ulster Bank has £1.5bn to lend to businesses this year and is pleased to play an important role in helping local entrepreneurs to invest in Lisburn, create jobs, and contribute to the development of the leisure offering in the area," he said. Lisburn Bowl is also set to cater for children's parties as well as other private functions.

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