Nando’s and TGI Fridays still closed at BH2 in Bournemouth

All but two venues will open at BH2 in Bournemouth today after a fire set off the sprinklers at the centre on Sunday.

Most of the leisure centre, which includes the Odeon cinema, restaurants and takeaways, remained closed for much of yesterday following a fire at Nandos.

Some places managed to open on Sunday evening, with centre management confirming everything but Nandos and TGI Friday would be open in Monday.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters from Springbourne, Westbourne, Redhill Park and Christchurch were called to a commercial premises at Exeter Crescent, Bournemouth at 7.30am on Sunday.

“Crews were called to reports of a fire in the premises and on arrival found a small fire in an electrical cupboard. This was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel. The stop message was received at 9.04am.”

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It is understood the fire set off the sprinklers at the centre, causing some damage.

A spokesperson for BH2 said they were awaiting an assessment before they could reopen.

On Sunday night, the following venues opened – The Real Greek, Five Guys, Slim Chickens and Brewdog.

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