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Hotel Development at the Kia Oval

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Lucrum director, Chris Dymond, is overseeing the development of a new hotel for Surrey County Cricket Club, adjacent to the Kia Oval in Kennington, London SE11. 


Having advised on the purchase of the Oval House Theatre site opposite the famous Oval Pavilion, Chris has managed the delivery of a planning consent for the hotel, has run the brand selection process and has now concluded negotiations with the preferred operator.

Innovative development funding terms are close to being finalised, and works are due to commence on site in early 2020.

Through Lucrum, Chris will undertake a high level development management role across the build period and will be the interface between the funder, the professional team, contractor and end operator.

Bradford Leisure Exchange

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Lucrum is continuing it’s successful relationship with Legal & General through an instruction to prepare feasibility studies to revitalise one of their existing assets at the Leisure Exchange in Bradford.


Lucrum have prepared a brief and brought on board architects and branding, signage and wayfinding consultants to help transform the site and accommodate new leisure tenants that will breathe new life into the buildings and create Bradford’s no.1 leisure destination. The feasibility stage is complete and discussions with new tenants are ongoing.

Bh2 completed development aerial video

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Odeon have confirmed that their cinema at Bh2 in Bournemouth is one of their best performing sites in terms of ticket sales in the country. Bh2 continues to thrive with two new family entertainment uses completing the tenant mix. Adventure Leisure have recently completed on a lease to provide the latest indoor golf concepts through their Mr.Mulligan brand and Centre VR have also completed on the final unit offering cutting edge Virtual Reality gaming. Click on the link to see the complete scheme from above and it’s position in the heart of Bournemouth’s Grand Garden Walk.

Construction stages aerial images

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With construction over at Exeter Road, click below to see the scale of the build and the development of the project through our monthly aerial progress photos


Bh2 Leisure complex - Grand opening

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Article in Premier Construction Magazine  - February 2017


Odeon host gala opening night

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Odeon hosted a gala opening night of their new cinema at Bh2 in Bournemouth on 9th February following completion of the fit out. This coincided with the public realm areas and the doors being opened to the public to the whole centre for the first time. The opening in time for the school half term break led to 5000 people a day visiting the centre and 23,500 tickets sold for the films on offer, making the cinema the second best performing cinema for Odeon in the UK. Restaurants trading now include TGI Fridays, Chiquitos, Frankie & Benny’s, ASK Italian, Nando’s and Miller & Carter.


See below for testimony from a member of the public beneath an article on the Bournemouth Echo website.


7:39am Fri 17 Feb 17


“We went to BH2 this week to go to the cinema, we were so impressed! Booked the recliners for the cinema and went for meal first. What an amazing complex. I usually hate going to the cinema but I'll certainly be going much more often now. In fact I may go tonight. Love it. Most of the negative comments are from those who haven't even visited the venue”.

Bucking the trend in Bournemouth

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Article from Property week - 8 July 2016

                                                                               Read related Daily Echo article

                                                                               Read related  Daily Echo article

Bh2 on track for completion

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With the shell works at our leisure scheme in Bournemouth on track for completion in the Autumn, Legal & General and Lucrum have launched the proposed name for the finished development in the local press. BH2 will be the new name on all branding and signage. A dedicated website for the centre has been set up at and will form the basis of all information for the centre once completed. Further tenants have been signed up including Bella Italia, Joe’s Kitchen and Las Iguanas with negotiations ongoing with operators for the remaining units. The tenant fit out phase will start with Odeon in August and the restaurants in October.

Exeter Road topping out ceremony

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On 26th November 2015 Chris Dymond and Max Davidson attended a ‘topping out’ ceremony at Exeter Road, Bournemouth where the funders L&G, a representative of the Council, consultants, contractor Vinci and subcontractors joined in a traditional celebration of Vinci reaching the highest part of the build in the steel frame for the cinema. The whole team was present and following speeches and the ceremonial signing of a steel beam forming one of the cinema auditoria by all present, the celebrations continued in a local hotel. The local press also covered the occasion indicating the continued strong public interest in the project.

Exeter Road development reaches half way

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We have reached the half way mark in the construction phase of our £50m leisure scheme in Bournemouth Town Centre. Chris Dymond met the local MP, Conor Burns with Andrew Ferguson from Legal & General, who are providing the funding on the project on site to review progress. The accompanying article in the Bournemouth Echo records the meeting. (see link below). The concrete frame is almost complete and 180 tonnes of steelwork forming the cinema auditoria have been erected in the past few weeks. The project is on programme and negotiations are ongoing to secure the final few tenants within the building to accompany those already signed up.

Exeter Road, Bournemouth

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Mixed retail development in Exeter Road, Bournemouth




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