Statement from Leader on intu going into administration

26 June 2020

Thurrock Council Leader, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "We are saddened to hear that intu, the company which owns and operates Lakeside Shopping Centre, has been forced to call in administrators today.

"We are, however, pleased that the centre does remain open and shops based in Lakeside will continue trading, protecting many hundreds of jobs in the local economy.

"Thurrock Council is in regular contact with intu and understands that Lakeside remains busy. We hope the approval of planning permission yesterday (25 June) for the expansion of the shopping centre will boost the prospects of this site to ensure it stays open for many years to come.”