Bowling company Lane7 has confirmed plans to open a new site in Durham, creating more than 30 jobs.
The leisure space will open at the former Fat Budda restaurant in the Walkergate Leisure Park, which will soon undergo an internal and external transformation.
Lane7 locations include bowling lanes with games such as interactive darts, beer pong, ping pong and arcade machines.
The company was founded in 2013 by Tim Wilks in Newcastle and has since expanded with national sites.
Graeme Smith, chief operating office at Lane7, said: “I can’t wait to bring our premium bowling offering to Durham. The chance to open another site in a region that has supported us tremendously over the past decade was a no-brainer.