An exciting new six screen cinema and five restaurant development is lined up for Doncaster's Civic and Cultural Quarter. Located next to Cast it will frame Sir Nigel Gresley Square and provide additional attractions to draw people into the Waterdale area. The plan is part of the overarching Urban Centre Masterplan which is rejuvenating Doncaster's town centre.
Work started on this £8.5 million project in March 2019 and the doors will be open in spring 2020.
The impressive cinema and restaurant development is an important piece of the jigsaw in the Civic and Cultural Quarter. It is also part of the wider Urban Centre Masterplan which is seeing numerous major projects get underway to revitalise Doncaster's town centre and make it a highly attractive place to live, visit, work and invest in.
The Civic and Cultural Quarter has become an attractive destination in recent years with the creation of Sir Nigel Gresley Square, the new Civic Offices, the CAST performance venue, and the £15 million investment in the new Central Library and Museum. New homes have gone up and a new Doncaster University Technical College (UTC) is also planned in the quarter.
The new cinema complex will add to the growing number of attractions in the area. It will also create over 100 jobs.
The council own the site and have been working closely with cinema operator, Savoy. There has also been interest in the development from local, national and international restaurant providers given its prime site and location.
It has been backed by the Sheffield City Region with £635,000 of Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF).
The main contractor is Lindum. The artist impressions are courtesy of the Harris Partnership.