Xscape is a brand name for buildings developed by X-Leisure, now part of Land Securities. Typically they contain a real snow indoor ski slope, leisure facilities and related shops. As of 2017 , there are two members of the chain, located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and Castleford, Yorkshire (both in England). A former member in Scotland has been sold. Xscape Milton Keynes and Xscape Yorkshire were designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects.
|Xscape Milton Keynes|
Xscape Milton Keynes seen from across Secklow Gate
|Address||Avebury Boulevard at Secklow Gate, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3XA|
|Town or city||Milton Keynes|
|Elevation||105 metres (344 ft)|
|Roof||44 metres (144 ft) (max)|
|Design and construction|
Xscape Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) opened in 2000 and is a major feature on the skyline of Central Milton Keynes as seen from the east. The Xscape is 44 metres high, making it the second tallest building in Milton Keynes after Mellish Court in Bletchley. Xscape Milton Keynes features a 170m long real-snow ski slope, a 16-screen cinema, a number of shops and restaurants and a climbing wall. An interesting point is the two large funnels on the front of the building are sometimes mistaken for lifts or part of the cooling system; in fact they are stairs.
Xscape Yorkshire () is in Castleford, West Yorkshire and opened in October 2003 with a footprint of approx 5,500 square metres (59,202 sq ft).
Xscape Yorkshire was a major development for what was before, an average sized town in West Yorkshire and is situated next to Junction 32, a popular outlet mall formerly known as Freeport.
The development contains a number of shops, restaurants, a church, and entertainment facilities including a bowling alley, multi screen cinema, laser tag, crazy golf and amusements. The cinema is one of the few Cineworld cinemas in the UK that has D-Box motion seating. It utilises complex ventilation technology.