A NEW entertainment complex in the town centre with axe-throwing, 'crazier' golf and other games is opening in two months’ time.

The team behind the Boom Battle Bar franchise has revealed that the Swindon branch is expected to welcome the first revellers through its doors in mid-October.

An exact date is yet to be confirmed but work on the latest addition to Regent Circus is well underway where Coal Kitchen and a vacant unit used to be, opposite Lamaya Lebanese Kitchen and the Cineworld.

Guests will be able to try their hand at axe-throwing, crazier golf, table tennis, American pool, karaoke, virtual-reality booths, and augmented reality darts.

In-between games, visitors can relax and refuel by trying street food, cocktails and craft beer.

The 15,000 sq ft space represents a £1.5 million investment from the franchise owners and will bring a total of 50 new and part-time jobs to the area.

News of the new venue being in the pipeline first broke in March when AGD Nine filed a licensing application.

It asked Swindon Borough Council for permission to serve alcohol, host sporting events and play music between 11am and midnight every day within four Regent Circus units – and got the thumbs-up.

In July, fencing and building notices appeared before work began on the leisure destination.

Since then, cinemagoers and diners have noticed the complex begin to take shape – and Korean restaurant Funky Grilla opened next door, where Prezzo used to be.

The adventure bar has existing branches in Cardiff and Norwich with plans to open in Oxford, Liverpool, Eastbourne, Leeds and Manchester.

A Battle Bar spokesman said: “We can’t wait to bring Boom: Battle Bar to Swindon. 

“The response to the venues that we’ve opened so far has been class and we’re looking forward to continuing that trend at Regent Circus.

“Socialising is evolving and we want to play our part in that by bringing a competitive edge to nights out with your mates, dates, and anyone else that fancies having a go.

“We pride ourselves on the ‘Boom experience’ from in-store to our social pages. We’re not just a place that you come to as a one off. Swindon, here comes the Boom.”