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The home next door to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito mansion has gone up for sale for $22 million.

It’s the former home to actor Rob Lowe, reports local outlet Noozhawk

In a listing for the seven-bedroom estate potential buyers are shown round its 13-bathrooms, pool with a cabana and two separate one-bedroom guesthouses. It also boasts ocean and mountain views and a gym. 

An offer was placed on the 16,668 square feet property on Saturday, The New York Post reports, but backup offers are being considered. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, as well as the couple’s interview host Oprah Winfrey, also live nearby. 

The home – which is just yards from the Duke and Duchesses’ property and sits on 5.56 acres of land – is around a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles. It was built in 1999. Actor Rob Lowe was the former owner, Noozhawk reported, though it’s unclear if he’s the immediate past resident.

Harry and Meghan gushed about their new life in Los Angeles in the Oprah interview aired Sunday as they shared candid footage of son Archie playing on a beach and showed off the hens they rescued from a factory farm.  

Meghan told the talk show host, who also happens to be a neighbor, how their move to California was ‘greater than any fairytale you’ve ever read’ after revealing she had been left feeling suicidal while living as a senior royal in the UK.

She claimed she and Harry want to ‘live authentically’ and get back ‘down to basics’ as they offered a glimpse into their life in their $14.5million mansion by showing Oprah around Archie’s chicken coop. 

The home next door to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle¿s Montecito mansion has gone up for sale for $22 million

The home next door to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito mansion has gone up for sale for $22 million

In a listing for the seven-bedroom estate potential buyers are shown round its 13-bathrooms, a pool with a cabana and two separate one-bedroom guesthouses. It also boasts ocean and mountain views and a gym

In a listing for the seven-bedroom estate potential buyers are shown round its 13-bathrooms, a pool with a cabana and two separate one-bedroom guesthouses. It also boasts ocean and mountain views and a gym

An offer was placed on the 16,668 square feet property on Saturday but backup offers are being considered

An offer was placed on the 16,668 square feet property on Saturday but backup offers are being considered

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres as well as Monday night's interview host Oprah Winfrey also live nearby

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres as well as Monday night’s interview host Oprah Winfrey also live nearby

The home is just yards from the Duke and Duchesses' property and sits on 5.56 acres of land

The home is just yards from the Duke and Duchesses’ property and sits on 5.56 acres of land

The property is around a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles and was built in 1999

The property is around a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles and was built in 1999

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have insisted their interview with Oprah Winfrey would be the 'last word' on them quitting as senior royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have insisted their interview with Oprah Winfrey would be the ‘last word’ on them quitting as senior royals 

The couple moved into their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Montecito for $14.65million in June last year. 

The 14,563-square-foot home, known as ‘The Chateau’, sits on 5.4 acres of land and immaculately clipped hedges border the estate’s stone-pillared entry gates. 

Property listings say the home took nearly five years to build and included a library, office, spa with a separate dry and wet sauna, a gym with a stripper pole, game room, arcade, theater, wine cellar and five-car garage.  

The entrance to the property opens onto a wide lane paved with hand-cut Santa Barbara Stone that leads through a grand archway of trees to the main residence, according to Zillow. 

The estate has sweeping lawns, tiered rose gardens, tall Italian cypress trees, blooming lavender, century old olive trees, a tennis court, tea house, children’s cottage and a pool. 

It also boasts a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house, perfect for Meghan’s mother Doria, who is acting as one-year-old Archie’s nanny     

Harry and Meghan gushed about their new life in the Oprah interview aired Sunday; their neighbor's home is pictured

Harry and Meghan gushed about their new life in the Oprah interview aired Sunday; their neighbor’s home is pictured 

Meghan told Oprah, who also happens to be a neighbor, how their move to California was 'greater than any fairytale you've ever read' after revealing she had been left feeling suicidal while living as a senior royal in the UK

Meghan told Oprah, who also happens to be a neighbor, how their move to California was ‘greater than any fairytale you’ve ever read’ after revealing she had been left feeling suicidal while living as a senior royal in the UK

The home next door to the couple comes complete with a pool and cabana; it was put on the market earlier this year

The home next door to the couple comes complete with a pool and cabana; it was put on the market earlier this year 

Harry and Meghan moved into their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Montecito for $14.65million in June last year. Their neighbor's yard is pictured

Harry and Meghan moved into their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Montecito for $14.65million in June last year. Their neighbor’s yard is pictured 

Harry and Meghan's home sits on 5.4 acres of land; their neighbor's home is pictured in a realtor's listing

Harry and Meghan’s home sits on 5.4 acres of land; their neighbor’s home is pictured in a realtor’s listing 

The couple announced in the show they are expecting a girl in the summer before accusing an unnamed member of the Royal Family of raising ‘concerns’ about ‘how dark’ Archie’s skin would be before he was born. Oprah later clarified Harry had confirmed the comment was not made by the Duke of Edinburgh or the Queen.

They also said he was denied 24/7 security and the title of being a prince by Buckingham Palace.  

The home was once owned by Rob Lowe, reports local Santa Barbara site Noozhawk

The home was once owned by Rob Lowe, reports local Santa Barbara site Noozhawk

Meghan told Oprah the couple are embracing a more ‘authentic’ life since they quit the Royal Family as senior working royals last year. 

‘I think just being able to live authentically [has been the most important thing],’ said Meghan.

‘This kind of stuff is so basic, but it’s really fulfilling and about getting back to basics.’

This ‘back to basics’ lifestyle comes after they set up home in their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom $14.65 million mansion in upscale Montecito back in July, where their neighbors include Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Ariana Grande.   

Meghan and Harry took the talk show host around the grounds of their lavish home and introduced her to their rescued birds which live in Archie’s chicken coop.      

A plaque on the side of the hut reads ‘Archie’s Chick Inn. Established 2021’.  

The couple announced in the show they are expecting a girl in the summer before accusing an unnamed member of the Royal Family of raising 'concerns' about 'how dark' Archie's skin would be before he was born

The couple announced in the show they are expecting a girl in the summer before accusing an unnamed member of the Royal Family of raising ‘concerns’ about ‘how dark’ Archie’s skin would be before he was born 

Meghan told Oprah the couple are embracing a more 'authentic' life since they quit the Royal Family as senior working royals last year. 'I think just being able to live authentically [has been the most important thing],' said Meghan

Meghan told Oprah the couple are embracing a more ‘authentic’ life since they quit the Royal Family as senior working royals last year. ‘I think just being able to live authentically [has been the most important thing],’ said Meghan

This 'back to basics' lifestyle comes after they set up home in their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom $14.65 million mansion in upscale Montecito back in July, where their neighbors include Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Ariana Grande

This ‘back to basics’ lifestyle comes after they set up home in their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom $14.65 million mansion in upscale Montecito back in July, where their neighbors include Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Ariana Grande

Meghan and Harry took the talk show host around the grounds of their lavish home and introduced her to their rescued birds which live in Archie's chicken coop. A plaque on the side of the hut reads 'Archie's Chick Inn. Established 2021'. Their neighbor's home boasts this private drive way, realtor pictures show

Meghan and Harry took the talk show host around the grounds of their lavish home and introduced her to their rescued birds which live in Archie’s chicken coop. A plaque on the side of the hut reads ‘Archie’s Chick Inn. Established 2021’. Their neighbor’s home boasts this private drive way, realtor pictures show 

The home boasts 13 bathrooms, including the one pictured above with stunning view of the California countryside

The home boasts 13 bathrooms, including the one pictured above with stunning view of the California countryside 

While much of the interview honed in on the couple's criticism of life in the UK and 'The Firm', they told new neighbor Oprah how they are now 'thriving' and have found their 'happy ending' since upping sticks and moving to LA. Their neighbor's pator is pictured

While much of the interview honed in on the couple’s criticism of life in the UK and ‘The Firm’, they told new neighbor Oprah how they are now ‘thriving’ and have found their ‘happy ending’ since upping sticks and moving to LA. Their neighbor’s pator is pictured 

A second kitchen is pictured in the home, which is under offer after 47 days on the market, The New York Post reports

A second kitchen is pictured in the home, which is under offer after 47 days on the market, The New York Post reports

The listing describes 'acres of ocean/mountain views, lush lawns, citrus trees, verdant gardens, creeks, bridges & pathways framing a remarkable residence, setting the bar for luxury'

The listing describes ‘acres of ocean/mountain views, lush lawns, citrus trees, verdant gardens, creeks, bridges & pathways framing a remarkable residence, setting the bar for luxury’

The home also has a 'new secondary culinary arts kitchen the envy of any 5 star restaurant', according to the listing

The home also has a ‘new secondary culinary arts kitchen the envy of any 5 star restaurant’, according to the listing 

While much of the interview honed in on the couple's criticism of life in the UK and 'The Firm', they told new neighbor Oprah how they are now 'thriving' and have found their 'happy ending' since upping sticks and moving to LA

While much of the interview honed in on the couple’s criticism of life in the UK and ‘The Firm’, they told new neighbor Oprah how they are now ‘thriving’ and have found their ‘happy ending’ since upping sticks and moving to LA

In the bombshell two-hour special Meghan revealed she was suicidal when she was pregnant and had told Harry: 'I don't want to be alive anymore'. Meanwhile Harry revealed he didn't realize he was 'trapped' in his Royal life until he met Meghan and how he has 'compassion' for his other family members are still 'trapped'

In the bombshell two-hour special Meghan revealed she was suicidal when she was pregnant and had told Harry: ‘I don’t want to be alive anymore’. Meanwhile Harry revealed he didn’t realize he was ‘trapped’ in his Royal life until he met Meghan and how he has ‘compassion’ for his other family members are still ‘trapped’

While much of the interview honed in on the couple’s criticism of life in the UK and ‘The Firm’, they told new neighbor Oprah how they are now ‘thriving’ and have found their ‘happy ending’ since upping sticks and moving to LA.

In the bombshell two-hour special Meghan revealed she was suicidal when she was pregnant and had told Harry: ‘I don’t want to be alive anymore’.

Meanwhile Harry revealed he didn’t realize he was ‘trapped’ in his Royal life until he met Meghan and how he has ‘compassion’ for his other family members are still ‘trapped’.

‘I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped,’ he said. 

‘I myself was trapped as well. I didn’t see a way out. I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped,’ he said. 

‘Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are. My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave, and I have huge compassion for that.’ 

Other shock claims about their old life included allegations that Prince Charles stopped taking Harry's calls after they decided to quit the Royal Family

Other shock claims about their old life included allegations that Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls after they decided to quit the Royal Family

Like the previous photograph, both the Duke and Duchess are seen barefoot with the same large tree in the background

Like the previous photograph, both the Duke and Duchess are seen barefoot with the same large tree in the background

However, Meghan is seen wearing a different dress to the previous image announcing her pregnancy

However, Meghan is seen wearing a different dress to the previous image announcing her pregnancy

Stony-faced royals on Monday broke cover amid the continuing fallout from an onslaught of damaging allegations from Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, bore grim expressions as they were seen driving through London this afternoon

Stony-faced royals on Monday broke cover amid the continuing fallout from an onslaught of damaging allegations from Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, bore grim expressions as they were seen driving through London this afternoon

Harry and Meghan's neighbor's home is pictured; it has an eight car subterranean auto gallery and a two bay chauffeurs garage  with security offices upstairs

Harry and Meghan’s neighbor’s home is pictured; it has an eight car subterranean auto gallery and a two bay chauffeurs garage  with security offices upstairs

Another of the home's seven bedrooms is pictured. Those with a spare $22 million can move in next door to Harry and Meghan

Another of the home’s seven bedrooms is pictured. Those with a spare $22 million can move in next door to Harry and Meghan

The outside of the home shows three large doors leading out on to a patio area

The outside of the home shows three large doors leading out on to a patio area

Other shock claims about their old life included allegations that Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls after they decided to quit the Royal Family. 

The couple on Monday shared a previously unreleased image showing the Duke of Sussex, 36, cuddling his pregnant wife, 39, as she holds Archie, one, in a lush Los Angeles garden. The toddler’s face is hidden from view behind that of his mother’s. 

Like the previous photograph, both the Duke and Duchess are seen barefoot with the same large tree in the background. However, Meghan is seen wearing a different dress to the previous image announcing her pregnancy. 

Stony-faced royals on Monday broke cover amid the continuing fallout from an onslaught of damaging allegations from Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, bore grim expressions as they were seen driving through London this afternoon. 

The home sits in more than five acres of land and is nestled in the Calfornia countryside

The home sits in more than five acres of land and is nestled in the Calfornia countryside 

The location of the home is popular with celebrities and takes around two hours to drive to LA

The location of the home is popular with celebrities and takes around two hours to drive to LA 

It is not known who has made an offer on the home; it's grand staircase is pictured

It is not known who has made an offer on the home; it’s grand staircase is pictured 

Harry and Meghan look set to have new neighbors after an offer was placed on the home; a walk in closet is pictured

Harry and Meghan look set to have new neighbors after an offer was placed on the home; a walk in closet is pictured 

The stunning home looks fit for royalty; it's pool area is pictured

The stunning home looks fit for royalty; it’s pool area is pictured 

The property also comes with a gym for home workouts, picturd, and was completed in 1999

The property also comes with a gym for home workouts, picturd, and was completed in 1999 

It has two, one bed room, guest houses, perfect for those who like to entertain

It has two, one bed room, guest houses, perfect for those who like to entertain 

One of the home's reception rooms is pictured; The lisitng states: 'Master suite to end all others replete w/ its own accessories boutique'

One of the home’s reception rooms is pictured; The lisitng states: ‘Master suite to end all others replete w/ its own accessories boutique’

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People in Weoley Castle, Birmingham are at ‘the end of their tether’ over massive pile of rubbish

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Neighbours are at ‘the end of their tether’ over massive pile of rubbish in council flat garden including fridges, trollies and furniture that has been growing for 10 YEARS

  • The garden in Weoley Castle, Birmingham, has been used as a dumping ground 
  • The pile of rubbish has been growing for over a decade and is now attracting rats
  • Next door neighbour Darren Holden, 52, said ‘something has to be done’ 
  • A video shows the garden overflowing with old mattresses, fridges and trollies 

Furious neighbours are fed-up after a council flat garden that has been used as a dumping ground for rubbish for more than a decade is now starting to attract rats.

Hospital worker Darren Holden, 52, from Weoley Castle in Birmingham, said he and his fellow neighbours are ‘reaching the end of their tether’ after the pile of waste, which includes fridges, trollies and furniture, has been building for 10 years.

Video footage of his neighbour’s garden shows a sea of discarded household appliances, including what looks like a bathtub and mattress, as well broken bits of wood scattered across the garden.

Mr Holden said the garden belongs to an elderly tenant who lives in the council flat above his own and is understood to have a medical condition.

The frustrated resident said: ‘The other neighbours and myself are just getting sick of it. We’re getting rats in our gardens and it’s getting worse and worse every year.

‘I’ve lived in the property for 14 years and I’d say this has been going on for up to ten years now. Some of the neighbours have to look at all the rubbish from their windows.

‘I’ve seen rats in my garden – my dog chased one off the other day.’

Darren Holden, 52, from Weoley Castle, Birmingham, is 'reaching the end of his tether' after the garden next door to his home has been used a dumping ground for more than 10 years. The ever-growing rubbish pile, which includes a fridges, trollies and a mattress, is now attracting rats.

Darren Holden, 52, from Weoley Castle, Birmingham, is ‘reaching the end of his tether’ after the garden next door to his home has been used a dumping ground for more than 10 years. The ever-growing rubbish pile, which includes a fridges, trollies and a mattress, is now attracting rats. 

Everyday Mr Holden has to walk through the rubbish-strewn garden to get from his home into his own garden.

Despite making a complaint to Birmingham City Council years ago, when the mound of waste first started to build, he heard nothing back.

He added: ‘It’s full of old fridge freezers with the doors taken off, air fryers, televisions, baby baths, old chairs, lots of wood, bed bases, chairs, glass – you name it, it’s in there.

‘I saw a shopping trolley from Asda in the road the other day then noticed the next day it was in the garden.

‘I have complained to the council before but nothing happened, I didn’t hear back. Then it just carried on getting worse.’

Broken bits of wood, household appliances and chairs are some of the items that have been chucked into the garden over the last decade. Mr Holden first made a complaint to Birmingham City Council years ago but he never got a response. The council has now said it has issued a warning to the tenant to clean the garden within the next 14 days.

Broken bits of wood, household appliances and chairs are some of the items that have been chucked into the garden over the last decade. Mr Holden first made a complaint to Birmingham City Council years ago but he never got a response. The council has now said it has issued a warning to the tenant to clean the garden within the next 14 days. 

Mr Holden said he does not want to cause any issues for the elderly man who owns the garden but wants the council to provide him with help to clean it up.

He added: ‘I’m at the end of my tether now and don’t know what to do. Enough is enough, people are getting fed up and I’m not putting up with it anymore.

‘I don’t want to cause any issues for the guy who lives there – he’s elderly and lives alone so he probably just needs some help. But something has to be done.’

The Weoley Castle garden is strewn with discarded fridges, trollies, furniture, household appliances, mattresses and broken bits of wood.

The garden is believed to be owned by an elderly man with a medical condition. Mr Holden said he wants the council to help the resident.

The council flat garden is believed to be owned by the elderly man who lives above Mr Holden. Mr Holden said he does not ‘want to cause any issues to the guy who lives there’ but added that something had to be done. 

Birmingham City Council said it has now contacted the tenant and issued a warning letter to clear the garden within the next 14 days.

A spokesperson for the council said: ‘We have been in contact with the tenant about the items left in their front garden and the impact this is having on the local community.

‘They have been issued with a warning letter to clear the garden in the next 14 days. We are working with the tenant to resolve this.’

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Hundreds queue for one rental property in Dublin as Irish capital’s housing shortage in crisis

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Over 150 potential tenants queued to view a single rental property in Dublin last night as Ireland grapples with a housing crisis.

A long queue formed along St Brendans Road in Dublin on Tuesday night, with over 100 people queuing for a viewing at the three-bedroom house at 8.30pm. 

Within 30 minutes, even as the sun set, a further 50 people joined the queue to view the property, which costs €1,850 a month, in the city.

Conor Finn, who posted footage of the long queues, tweeted that he had waited for an hour in the queue before leaving without viewing the property.

‘An hour later and I’ve left the queue after no real movement or chance of viewing the house tonight,’ Finn said on Tuesday night at 9.30pm. ‘People were still joining the end of the queue as I left.’

Ireland’s economy is booming as the republic offers low corporation tax rates to tech and pharmaceutical companies such as Google – and pandemic-enhanced revenues from those companies has meant the republic is enjoying a €8bn corporate tax windfall.

But employees from these companies have flooded into the country, meaning the demand for properties in Ireland have soared. They are also able to afford to pay higher prices for houses and renting a property, meaning costs have soared.

This, coupled with a shortage of properties, has meant Ireland is facing a housing crisis and one estate agents in Dublin have even had to introduce a lottery system for viewings after they received 1,200 applications for one home.

Over 150 potential tenants queued to view a single rental property in Dublin last night as Ireland grapples with a housing crisis

Over 150 potential tenants queued to view a single rental property in Dublin last night as Ireland grapples with a housing crisis

A long queue formed along a street in Dublin on Tuesday night, with over 100 people queuing for a house viewing at around 8.30pm

A long queue formed along a street in Dublin on Tuesday night, with over 100 people queuing for a house viewing at around 8.30pm

A long queue formed along a street in Dublin on Tuesday night, with over 100 people queuing for a house viewing at around 8.30pm

Demand for rental accommodation in Dublin has grown from already sky high levels in recent months – to such a degree that Ireland’s largest private landlord could have recently filled a new apartment block 30 times over, its chief executive said on Thursday. 

Chronic supply shortages pushed Irish rental properties to a new record low this month, with just 716 homes available to a population of 5.1 million people as of August 1, property website Daft.ie said in a report on Wednesday last week.

Irish Residential Properties REIT (IRES) Chief Executive Margaret Sweeney told Reuters that it received 600 requests to view 20 new apartments it listed last month near Dublin’s city centre.

The 61-unit development was fully occupied within a week of the builders completing the project, she added.

‘We’re definitely seeing much greater demand, there is a real shortage of good available accommodation. We’ve seen it increasing month-on-month,’ Sweeney said in a telephone interview.

‘It’s coming through in the fundamentals, unemployment is even lower than it was pre-COVID, there’s been quite strong FDI (foreign direct investment). We’ve a very young population as well as less emigration than previous decades.’

Estate agents Brock Delappe in Dublin said they have been forced to operate a ‘lottery system’ when choosing who can view properties because they have been inundated with applications.  

Within 30 minutes, even as the sun set, a further 50 people joined the queue to view the property in the city.

Within 30 minutes, even as the sun set, a further 50 people joined the queue to view the property in the city

Within 30 minutes, even as the sun set, a further 50 people joined the queue to view the property in the city

Ireland is facing a housing crisis due to a shortage in houses coupled with soaring demand

Ireland is facing a housing crisis due to a shortage in houses coupled with soaring demand

David Brock, an estate agent at the firm, said that there have been 1,200 applications for a single property.

‘The knock-on of that is, while the rent is low, you can only rent it out to one person and then you have got 1,999 disappointed people,’ Brock told Newstalk

‘When we’re doing the lettings and it comes to that, we need to operate a lottery system, which is unfair as well. You meet a lot of people who are desperate.’ 

While Ireland built too many homes in the wrong places in the 2000s, supply has since constantly fallen short of demand and rents have long passed their previous peak, limiting prospective buyers’ ability to save a deposit.

A years-long mismatch between low supply and high demand in Ireland has been compounded by two shutdowns of the construction sector in the past 18 months to slow the spread of Covid-19.

The resultant stalling in the building of new homes and a high number of well-paid employees at tech companies moving to Ireland has contributed to house prices rising again and rents increasing. 

In 2009, there were over 23,400 homes available to rent in Ireland – nearly 8,000 in Dublin and 15,500 elsewhere. In contrast there were less than 300 homes to rent in Dublin and 424 elsewhere on August 1 this year. 

Ronan Lyons, who wrote the Daft.ie report, said: ‘A resurgent economy over the last year has accentuated the chronic shortage of rental housing in Ireland.

‘The shortage of rental accommodation translates directly into higher market rents and this can only be addressed by significantly increased supply.’

Last month, Irish officials claimed Britain’s Rwanda policy has triggered a surge in refugees arriving in Ireland, reports The Telegraph.

But that is just one factor – the Irish government said that the country has seen an increase of refugees due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

The unprecedented number of refugees arriving in Ireland has put pressure on the country’s housing crisis, despite generous offers to host Ukrainian families.

The shortage of accommodation has become so critical that around 4,300 Ukrainian refugees are set to be displaced this month, reports the Irish Independent. They are being housed in hotels and hospital accommodation. 



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Bluewater grows its entertainment offer (GB)

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Landsec has announced the opening of a third ‘UK first’ attraction at Bluewater, Kent as the destination expands its partnership with Hangloose Adventures. Skydive, a free-fall experience not found anywhere else in Europe, and the UK’s only outdoor skydive machine has opened at the centre. It follows on from Europe’s biggest purpose-built giant swing, standing at 46-metre tall, which opened at Bluewater earlier this month.  

 

The announcement builds on a successful first year for Hangloose’s initial attraction Skywire, the longest zip wire in England, which has welcomed 30,000 guests since launching at Bluewater last June. Landsec will continue to work with Hangloose to expand its offering, with up to five more experiences set to open at the centre by 2024: a bungee tower, giant slide, clip and climb, waterdrop boulding wall, and Via Ferrata, a route-marked climb using metal rails and rungs embedded in Bluewater’s cliff walls.

 

Mark Warne, Brand Account Director F&B and Leisure at Landsec commented: “Delivering new experiences which are unique to Bluewater is central to our overall offer for guests. Hangloose’s innovative concept raises the bar when it comes to leisure attractions and draws guests from across the UK to Kent. By partnering with Hangloose to grow their business and create shared value, we’ll be able to give guests even more exciting experiences every time they visit.”

 

Brian Phelps, MD of Hangloose Adventure, said: “Since the beginning, we’ve worked closely with Landsec to grow our leisure concept and drive performance, putting us in a unique position where we’re able to expand our offer after only a year. We’ve enjoyed great success at Bluewater so far and are already thinking about how we can provide even bigger and better experiences in the future.”

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