Thomas snaps up four sites

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

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Steve Thomas, the former head of Luminar, has picked up four sites formerly operated by his old company after landlord X-Leisure assigned the leases of the units to his nightclub-operating firm We Are Dance.

The move followed a legal case with administrators Ernst & Young.

Thomas plans to re-brand the sites — Oceana in Milton Keynes, Project in Norwich, plus Jumpin Jaks and Liquid in Maidstone, Kent — as Wonderland, Wonderworld and new concept The Theatre.

X-Leisure lost a claim to recoup almost £300,000 in unpaid rent from Ernst & Young, the administrator of nightclub group Luminar.

Ernst & Young sought to have the leases of the four properties owned by X-Leisure switched to Luminar’s new owner

Ranimul 2, now trading as Luminar Group, the firm led by Peter Marks, on renegotiated terms.

But X-Leisure brought proceedings seeking forfeiture, freeing it to assign the leases to preferred tenant, We Are Dance.

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