Brock, near Preston
The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre is a new £8-million leisure development that has opened alongside the Barton Grange Garden Centre in Brock, near Preston. It offers a range of activities, including eight lanes of 10-pin bowling, a large curling rink, two golf simulators and a crazy golf course.
The Copper Bowl Bowling Alley provides eight lanes kitted out with a touch of industrial glamour. Here Andy Thornton provided 12 huge bespoke overhead light pendants, to provide direct illumination above all eight lanes. These are 1.35 metres in diameter and feature spun metal dishes with mild steel bands incorporating rivet detailing and LED track spotlights.
The lights have been hand-finished in an antique copper patina to complete the vintage industrial look. Four more of the pendants, this time incorporating diffused acrylic panels in a striking floral design to diffuse the light, have been used in the bowlers’ seating area to the rear.
As well as offering numerous sports facilities, The Flower Bowl also boasts a three-screen cinema, a hotel, restaurants, bars and an ice-cream and coffee shop.
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