£15m super- tech minigolf concept launches this spring

The team behind the social gaming concepts such as Top Golf, Bounce and Flight Club has created Puttshack, a super-tech indoor minigolf experience, which makes its debut this April in Westfield. The £15m food, drink and technology

concept aims to combine sporting activities with technology to create an immersive social gaming experience. The concept, which has taken seven years to develop, features a patented ball tracking and scoring technology, which allows a new level of gameplay – from prize holes to Super Tubes. A mini-computer inside the ball monitors and shares video highlights from each round making scorecards and cheating a thing of the past. “It has been our ambition to create the

best minigolf experience in the world and we believe Puttshack delivers just that. Our Trackaball™ technology |has enabled us to take minigolf and transform it into something completely revolutionary,” says Adam Breeden, founder and CEO of Bounce. A second Puttshack is set to launch in

March 2019 at No 1 Poultry. The £5.5m development will occupy 21,000sq ft within the basement of the listed building, which is undergoing extensive refurbishment set for completion this spring. A third site is scheduled to open as part

of the £73m extension at intu Lakeside within the next 12 months.

ReardonSmith completes transformation of Adare Manor

Architects and landscapers ReardonSmith have completed a multi-million-euro redevelopment at Adare Manor hotel and golf resort in County Limerick, Ireland. The project has included not only the

renovation of the main buildings, including the 19th century gothic manor house and golf clubhouse, but also the landscaping of the estate’s grounds, by increasing the

number of herbaceous plants and shrubs to over 100,000, with the aim of developing the biodiversity and habitat of the parkland and gardens. New buildings have also been

incorporated into the redevelopment, including a new gatehouse, inspired by an earlier historic entrance and constructed of the same limestone as existing buildings

on the estate, which has been sourced locally. This entrance takes the visitor through the estate, past the tidal River Maigue and a 13th century castle ruin before reaching the manor house itself. A classically styled colonnade has been designed to connect the manor house to the new west wing with an area for a lawn courtyard and cloister garden. The wing includes 42 guestrooms, a new ballroom and a banqueting suite. The renovation seeks to capture the

romance of the mid-1800s through its architecture and gardens, while at the same time keeping up to date with technological advances that were not in the original design, such as accessibility. The re-opening claims to be the beginning of a new legacy in establishing itself as Ireland’s leading resort with an over-arching vision to create a luxury guest experience. 7

Images: Paul Lehane

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