Indirock to open new bouldering wall in Victoria Shopping Centre

RivingtonHark are delighted to announce that a deal has been signed to bring bouldering wall business Indirock to The Victoria Centre in Southend.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council purchased The Victoria Centre in December 2020 as part of their town centre regeneration strategy. This letting to Indirock reflects the ambition of delivering activities within the centre that broaden the customer appeal and strengthen footfall.

The bouldering wall – which will be housed in a 7,500 square foot former retail unit on the first floor – represents an exciting shift in the use of retail space within the centre and promises to bring new footfall into the town. The aim for Indirock is very much to offer an enjoyable yet challenging climbing experience for all levels of ability and will help develop confidence and fitness in a friendly and supportive environment.

The letting not only helps activate an empty space within a key entrance to the shopping centre but also fits in with the councils wider health and wellbeing strategy and promotes local businesses throughout the community. Local baker Hugo’s Pantry will be running the coffee shop inside Indirock which will serve a range of sweet and savoury bites alongside barista coffee and other drinks.

Mark Harvey, Executive Director and Head of Asset Management at RivingtonHark says: “This letting is an important first step in our journey to revitalise the centre and, in particular, our aim of bringing in more leisure and community based facilities. It has been great to deal with the Co-founders of the business who are passionate about the project and the positive impact this initiative will bring to the local community. We share their vision and think that Indirock is the perfect catalyst for our wider plans for the asset and we cannot wait to see them open their doors later in the year.”


To take a virtual tour of what is planned for the unit please follow this link 360 Tour – Indirock (