Lane7, the boutique bowling venue based in Newcastle, is opening new sites in Aberdeen, Middlesbrough this year, followed by Durham and Birmingham in 2018, Bdaily reports.

The expansion marks a £7.5m investment for the group, which opened its Newcastle site in late 2013, and is also understood to be in talks on further openings in UK cities.

The site in Aberdeen, due to open in mid-November in Merchant Quarter, will consist of six lanes and other Lane7 features.

In Middlesbrough, Lane7 will open in December on the ground floor of Centre North East, with five bowling lanes.